Monday, October 20, 2008

apples and more apples

have i mentioned yet how much i love the fall? i finally did something with all of the apples we bought at the apple festival. made applesauce! it was super easy. i used a recipe from and used some freshly ground cinnamon.

8 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1.5 cups water
1/2 cup white sugar
freshly ground cinnamon stick (as much as you'd like)

Combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon in a saucepan. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.

apple cider:
i've been addicted to apple cider lately. i had one from starbucks saturday and it sucked. homemade is so much better.
all you have to do is: buy apple cider at the store, add about 1/4 tsp orange zest and spike the orange with cloves, add cinnamon and brown sugar to taste. heat all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. you can also add some spiced rum or jack daniel's.

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