At my local farmer’s stand, I scored about 2.5 lbs of apples this morning for $2.50. I came home, peeled them, cored them and threw them into the crockpot to make applesauce. 4 hours later the aroma of fresh cooked apples filled the house and was ready to be tested.
When I tasted how EXCELLENT it turned out, I jumped back into the car, headed down the way to get me some more apples! $5 worth!
The green and yellow delicious varities were on sale for half off, so I asked the gal how many pounds I could get for $5. I ended up with about 8 pounds, paid with a five, and headed back home for round 2 (of 4) of making homemade applesauce. Overall, for $7.25 I’ll have AT LEAST a months supply of homemade applesauce (I hope…it will likely be gone by next week)! A bit more than I might have paid at the grocery store, but totally worth it because I made it myself!!!
I HIGHLY recommend green and yellow delicious apples for making applesauce! I did not add any sugar as these varieties are sweet and don’t need any help being sweetened up!
I used…8-10 yellow or golden delicious apples, juice from 1 orange (or use a lemon), and about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with 1 cup of water
Thanks Crockpot Lady for putting the idea and possibility into my mind, and then showing me how to do it!
Thanks Full Tummies for many other great ideas for using apples!
How ’bout them apples?!?
Got any more creative ideas for using this Fall’s harvest of apples? What’s your favorite type of apple?
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