While shopping earlier this week I saw a jar of apple sauce and the cost was unbelievable at almost $5. I would have felt like I was robbed paying that much for a quart sized jar. So when Gonzalo came by a few days ago I paid $2 for 10 good-sized Chilean apples. They look to be of the Gala variety and are sweet.
So I am making apple sauce.
Simple Apple Sauce
- 2 lbs of peeled, cored and cubed apples
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (I used Panela)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 slices of lemon peel
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- pinch of salt
Bring apples and other ingredients to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes depending upon the size of apple cubes. Mash with a potato masher or put in a blender until the desired consistency. (I did neither and it looks great). Pour into clean canning jars and put in a water bath for 10 minutes. Cool away from a breeze. Refrigerate. Enjoy! Next time I may add some fresh strawberries.