two jars of apple pie filling.
two loaves of Apple cinnamon bread and two dozen Apple muffins later I still had apples so I decided to make applesauce.
This recipe is was super easy and it’s delicious.
4lbs peeled & cored apples
1/2 cup water
2 pieces star anise
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/3 cup white sugar (optional)
Place apples, water and anise in large pot and summer for 15-20 min.
Remove the star anise ( which creates a lovely licorice aroma)
Using potato masher to blend smooth.
Mix in spices and pour into jars.
Place sealed jars into a large pot and cover with water.
Bring to a rolling boil for 15 min then using canning tongs ( which I couldn’t find so I used my barbecue tongs) remove jars from the water and let cool on a towel lined counter.
When the you hear the jars “pop” they are sealed!
Applesauce will keep for up to a year in the pantry and isn’t easy substitute for oil in lots of baking recipes.
If you like that you may be interested in this Apple recipe:
Apple cinnamon loaf