I've been busy sewing and crocheting and spose all that sitting and reaching forward hasn't helped. But I have to be busy.
Saturday I even make some applesauce! Had been given a bag of apples from a neice and they needed to be used. The house smelled so good when I was doing that!!!! Wish I could have bottled that smell up to use again later!
I wish I would have taken pictures of my whole process. The apples were smaller, but a little larger than the crab apples. The apples were kind of sour, so this turned out really good.
3# apples - you can mix the types of apples you use. Peel and quarter.
1/2 c sugar
1 cinnamon stick (I used 3)
2 TBSP lemmon juice
2 TBSP unsalted butter (I didn't have, so used salted butter) (seems to have worked okey)
Place apples, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon stick in small crockpot. Cover and cook on high until apples are very tender; about 3-4 hours. Keep checking, and stirring, because some apples are done sooner than others. (mine only took 2 hours).
Remove cinnamon stick. Mash any lumps with a potato masher. Pour into storage container or containers. Add butter and stirr. Let cool and store in refrigerator.
(I hadn't read my directions carefully, and added the butter to the crockpot after making sure all the lumps were mashed up.- think worked out better, as I put my applesauce in small jars. I think it would even taste good on toast!!!)
I had seen this recipe somewhere, and then in looking up homemade applesauce on line, other recipes added more spices. I just know I'll do this again. Really easy!