It's our Birth-Daaaay!
It seems that Blogiversary Week has fallen on Apple-palooza this year! This means that all of our celebratory birthday recipes will be flavored with our booty from our pickin' day on Saturday.
While we most likely will be baking with some of these apples, we wanted to try a few things that we haven't tried before. First up, applesauce. Yes, it's simple. But neither of us had made it before, and we want to check it off of our list. So here you go, a simple applesauce recipe for all your baking/baby-feeding needs.
This recipe made two large mason jars-full.
Start by peeling and coring eight apples. We used a mixed variety.
Sam Adams' Harvest Pumpkin ale is a new favorite harvest brew... definitely the best one I've tasted! Perfectly paired with a sliced golden delicious and some pepper jack.
Add your apple slices to a large pot with water and sugar. Cook at medium-low heat until the apples soften. The recipes we consulted said to mash with a potato masher, but that wasn't necessary.
We didn't have any ground cinnamon, so Sanne added a couple cinnamon sticks and let them simmer for a while.
Spoon it into a couple o' mason jars.
This really took no real skill at all. It was probably the easiest thing we've made to date. But homemade is always impressive, no matter the skill level. And mason jars add a little charm.
Diane knows what I'm talking about: