It is officially apple season at the farm. Picking started just before Labor Day and from here on out the farm will pick apples until Mid-November every day. Thousands of bins will be picked over the course of the next few months and these apples will be shipped all around the country. Although our farm focuses on wholesaling fruit to stores, you are in luck because Wayne County is the second largest apple producing county in the nation, and lots of farms sell direct to consumers.
I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes to make with fresh apples that is quick and easy, apple sauce!
Here is what you need:
- 8 apples, any kind. I do not suggest Red Delicious. A mix of varieties will give you a more varied flavor.
- Optional: Honey, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon
First peel and core the apples. I have a cheap apple slicer/peeler that I like to use. Cut the apples into 1-inch pieces.
Add enough water to the pan that the apples will not burn to the bottom. I usually use about an inch of water in the pan. Add your apples and cover on low heat. Every once in a whole stir and check the apples for doneness. You will know they are done when you can break them apart easily.
If you want a chunkier sauce, you can mash with a spoon, fork, or potato masher. For a smooth sauce, I suggest cooling the sauce down and blending.
The sauce will be fine to eat without any spices of sweeteners, but if you fancy that I like to add some honey to taste and cinnamon on top!
This can be stored in your fridge in an air-tight container for a week or canned to be enjoy all year-long!