Thursday, December 5, 2013

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - Recipes

Christmas = Food!

My family enjoys this applesauce which is sweet enough to be a dessert. I've made it for various holidays. Usually I make big batches in the fall when the apples are fresh off the trees. There are many apple orchards all along the Hudson River Valley, NY, where we live. Our house smells wonderful as this slowly cooks away in my crock pot.

You may use any kind of apple that you like. I like to use Macintosh apples. I have a large crock pot so I double this recipe. After it cools I freeze the applesauce in containers of various sizes and warm it up when we want to enjoy some. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top & you are ready for a treat!


From: The Unwatched Pot by  Paula Franklin; Dorison House Publishers, NY,1975

6 – 8 apples, quartered, pared, cored and chopped
2/3 – 1 cup sugar [I use less sugar]
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla or almond extract [I use vanilla]
¼ teaspoon nutmeg [My husband likes more nutmeg]
1 cup water

Combine all the ingredients in the cooker. Cook on low for 5 – 6 hours.

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