Fresh Apple Sauce

San Clemente 8.29b.2013 002While shopping earlier this week I saw a jar of apple sauce and the cost was unbelievable at almost $5. I would have felt like I was robbed paying that much for a quart sized jar.  So when Gonzalo came by a few days ago I paid $2 for 10 good-sized Chilean apples.  They look to be of the Gala variety and are sweet.

So I am making apple sauce.

Simple Apple Sauce

  • 2 lbs of peeled, cored and cubed apples
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (I used Panela)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 slices of lemon peel
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • pinch of salt

Bring apples and other ingredients to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes depending upon the size of apple cubes. Mash with a potato masher or put in a blender until the desired consistency. (I did neither and it looks great). Pour into clean canning jars and put in a water bath for 10 minutes. Cool away from a breeze. Refrigerate. Enjoy! Next time I may add some fresh strawberries.

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Look what I found – Canning Jars

“It is possible to be happy withough having perfect health . . .
Thank goodness my happiness doesn’t come from my joints, but from my
heart.”

                                                                                                                                                                        -Beverly LaHaye

While waiting on my bike to be put together this past week, Joe and I had a wonderful lunch of Encebollado for $1.25 each and then walked around the area. One lovely little store had some very nice glass items in the window which I wanted to look at. While there I found these beauties:

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Yes, they are quart sized canning jars, $2.99 each. I wanted eight but she only had three in stock, take what you can get that is my motto.

Now to do some pickling.