Apple picking

... my daughter brought my grandchildren apple picking

by Betty Rossi


My daughter brought my grandchildren apple picking at Smolak Farm in North Andover. Not content to just bring home a few bags of apples, she brings home a bushel basket full plus the bags that my grandchildren were carrying themselves. That's fine. They really and truly had a blast.

But, you have to pay for all of these apples and take them home. Then, you have to figure out what to do with these huge, beautiful apples. There are just so many apples that you can eat plain. So we made pies. We made tarts. I made apple cake and the fastest, best applesauce that you ever tasted. The Stringers asked me to share the recipe with you, so here goes:

Chop your apples into small dice.
Add 1 cup of water
1/4 cup of sugar
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Place all of your ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to full boil. Reduce the heat. Simmer until the apples are soft. Stir them with a wooden spoon. That's it. So very, very easy and this applesauce is so good warm, that it could knock you right off of your chair, it's so good.

Hmmmm, I have four huge apples left from their apple picking. I think that I'll make a pie.

October 5, 2012

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