I don’t know what possessed me to buy a whole bag of apples, as I am not a fan of apples. Let’s say, I love apples, but don’t regularly eat them.
Applesauce, however, is a different story.
My friend, Jeff Carter, is a whiz-bang at apple recipes, and his apple butter is the best I’ve ever eaten. I remember reading through one of his blogs where he outlined an apple recipe, but could not recall when I read it. Instead of pestering Jeff for the recipe, I took matters into my own hands, and am so pleased with the results.
This is what I did – but do not count on me for measurements as I just pour things in:
- Pealed a ton of apples
- Cut them into smaller pieces
- Put them into a big pan
- Added a ton of cinnamon and sugar
- a few chunks of butter
- a bit of grated orange peel
- some nutmeg
- vanilla extract
- cup or so of water
- cook for about 30 minutes
Dog gone it! It was excellent! A little zesty, and yummy!