Early last week, Daniel’s dad brought us two grocery bags crammed full of Granny Smith apples, my favorite. I wasn’t sure what to do with that many apples though…freeze them? eat them with generous amounts of peanut butter? make pie? The possibilities were endless!
We decided to make apple sauce. Apple sauce couldn’t be too hard, right? RIGHT! Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy! We decided to use half of the apples to make it. I found a few recipes on Pinterest and we were off!
Step 1: Wash and scrub the apples. I learned apples that aren’t from the grocery store aren’t quite so perfect. They’re healthier though, right??
Step 2: Slice, Peel, and Core all of the apples. If you are smart, buy this handy dandy tool. This project seriously would not have been completed without it.
We saved all of the scraps to put outside for our deer friends. The Lowes bucket was close to half full.
As we cut the apples, I put them into cold water. They still got a little brown, but that’s okay. Apple sauce is brown.
Step 3: Put it all in the slow cooker!
~5 pounds Granny Smith Apples
~ 5 tablespoons brown sugar
~3 tablespoons bourbon
Juice of 1 Lemon
A pinch of course sea salt
Cook on Low for 3 hours.
Mash it up!
Cook on low another 30 minutes. I also tasted it at this point to see if it needed anything.
We tasted this that night, but prefer apple sauce to be cold, so we put it in the refrigerator to chill.
Pretty good for our first try! The slow cooker redeemed itself…for this week.
We took it to dinner at my parents’ that evening. Everyone approved.
We still have the other half of the apples. Daniel already requested that they be used for apple sauce.
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