Every once in a while I have some apples that are a bit soft and no one really wants to have them for a snack. I’ve shared with you before that I often make applesauce or apple butter from these bottom of the barrel apples.
I did that today, too.
Except. I tried something new.
A friend of mine and I were talking about cutting out some steps.
So, what we talked about was, not coring or peeling!
Because honestly, we know that peeling can be the biggest part of the work, right?
Especially if one has MORE than a dozen or so apples.
(Next week I plan on putting up a couple of bushels)
So, all I did was cut the apples up in quarters and throw them in my crockpot.
I used the same recipe I always do for applesauce.
1/2 cup water
1/2-1 cup sugar (I used sucanat)
I turn it on low and let it cook all night.
When I get a chance the next morning I scooped out a few of the apple quarters and put it through my food mill.
You can see just how easily the apples ‘smooshed’. haha Nice word, eh?
You can also see the blackberry stains on my wooden pestle.
I love this tool!
It’s a breeze.
Just continue running your apples through your mill and letting all that sauce fill your bowl underneath!
If you have made enough, you can easily fill some quart jars and hot water bath can it for 20 min. If not, stick it in the fridge and enjoy it with any meal or for a yummy snack!