On Monday morning Leo and I took a field trip to the orchard, where we picked up a bushel of apples (half cortland and half mcintosh). Tuesday morning I made applesauce for the first time!
Step 1: wash the apples
Have your sidekick nearby to supervise.
Step 2: quarter the apples and toss them in a pot with a little bit of water. Boil away until soft. Snuggle your sidekick, who is getting ready for a morning nap.
And take a few family pictures.
Step 3: Start churning your apples with the awesome Victoria strainer your mom gave you as an early Christmas present.
Repeat until you use up all the apples. Be sure to stop and play with your sidekick when he’s up from his nap.
Step 4: Box up your sauce for the freezer!
Step 5: Wash up the pot, the strainer, the counters.
Step 6: Step back and be proud of all your applesauce!
Initally I thought I would get another bushel of apples and make more applesauce next week, but I think that’s probably unnecessary. And if I do decide to do that, I’m going to need more containers!
Have you ever made applesauce?