Monday, September 19, 2011

Make Your Own: Applesauce

If you’re anything like me, fall immediately makes you want to load up a thermos with hot chocolate, don your fingerless gloves, and head out of the city for some good ole’ fashioned apple picking. If you’re EXACTLY like me, the available funds in your bank account prohibit any kind of frivolous recreational activity such as apple/pumpkin picking, hay riding, and gallivanting about the countryside upstate or across the river in New Jersey.

This is why making your own applesauce is the surest way to feel like a full-fledged falltime bitch. The recipe below will fill your apartment with the delightful smells of autumn that you find yourself craving all year long- and will probably cost less than a bus ticket and a bucket to fill with apples at some farm in god knows where.

Now, in the effort of full disclosure, I must be honest: this bitch does not particularly care for apple sauce. Not on my latkes, not from a plastic tub in my third grade cafeteria, and seriously not cold from the fridge. However, it’s the process of shredding and peeling and coring apples, combined with the smell of roasting, cinnamony fruit, that really gets me going.

See for yourself by following the steps below!

All you need:
4 apples (peeled, cored and shredded)
2 tsp ground cinnamon (I like to add a pinch or so more than the recipe calls for)
12 c water
¼ c and 2 tbs brown sugar

1.    Place shredded apples in a medium saucepan over medium low heat.
2.   Sprinkle with cinnamon, add water and cook. Cook until apples become mushy and soft.
3.   Add brown sugar and stir.
4.   To go that extra mile, top with ice cream and serve.

What are your feelings on applesauce? Like it, love it, hate it, don’t mind it? Share your recipe (or your applesauce alternative) by dropping your recipe below, sending us an email to bbonabudget (at) gmail (dot) com, or Tweeting us @bbonabudget.

I love fall! Thanks for Mama Bitch for the recipe post idea. xo

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