One of the many pleasures of apple picking is the abundance of apples that follows.
Apple crisp, apple pie, applesauce, apple oatmeal, apple crumb....
The possibilities are endless.
My favorite starter to an apple baking fiasco is applesauce. It's simple and the simmering apples make the house smell divine.
And it makes me feel like Diane Keaton in Baby Boom.
If you've never seen Baby Boom you're missing a major feel good movie. Put it on your "to do", along with everything else.
As always, my recipe is rather easy. No need to complicate applesauce.
8 medium apples
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (plus extra to taste)
Peel and cut apples into chunks. Place in large saucepan, add small amount water as well as cinnamon and sugar.
Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 20 minutes.
When apples are soft (and begin to fall apart when stirred), remove from heat and either use hand mixer, food processor or blender to achieve dsired consistency.
Told you I only posted easy.
Mommyhood Footnote: Applesauce is a phenomenal substitute for oil when baking. Replace the amount of oil called for in recipe with applesauce.
Another fab reason to make applesauce this fall.