Monday, October 20, 2008

An Apple Story

On October 5, The Schwarz and I picked two full bags of apples in Harvard, MA. I love picking apples; it's so much fun! Plus, I just love applesauce! 

This year I wanted to try something a little different, so I got my Gramma's favorite apple pie recipe and tried it out. It was my very first pie ever, and I think it was quite the success. It looked fairly professional and tasted delicious. 

I only needed 6 apples for the pie, so I had to get busy making applesauce. I used one full bag of apples and stirred two pots at the same time. I had to use a stool because my arm was starting to hurt -- I hate that picture of me (taken by The Schwarz), but I'm including it for my Gramma. I'd estimate that 40 - 50 apples went in to that first batch and we finished it in less than a week (I ate most of it)!  

How to make my favorite applesauce:
  • Peel and cut a bunch of apples (7 -15, depending how much you want).
  • Put them in a pot with a little bit of water - at least enough to cover the bottom - I usually put about an inch of water. 
  • Bring water to a boil, stirring occasionally. 
  • As the apples get softer, stir and mash like crazy. You're done when it's the consistency you prefer. 
  • Stir in a little bit of brown sugar (1 TB) and cinnamon. Add more to taste, as desired. 
  • Let cool and eat! 
I know those directions are pretty vague, but that's what I do. 


Anonymous said...

The photo of you standing "tall" on a stepladder,wearing a red apron
reminds me of a photo of me standing "tall" on a stepladder, wearing a red apron while stirring a cauldron of turkey soup.
That picture of me was taken by someone very dear to me, who shall remain nameless (initials AEM).
My smile extends across face and the "cockles" of my heart are warmed.
The pie looks good enough to eat.

docmay said...

first standing on a stool to stir, then grandma's chicken wing walk. time will tell.


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