Auntie Em's Applesauce

As I believe I mentioned yesterday - and also mentioned to my friends over lunch at work today - I basically only talk about a couple things lately: my pressure cooker, applesauce, and beans.

My food budget is coming along swimmingly! I'm eating my way through the freezer and pantry, and that has been WAY more fun that previously anticipated.

The food I have made the most: applesauce. 3 times so far! I have been eating applesauce almost every day. 3 ingredients. Apples (I use whatever variety is on sale), cranberry juice (again...on sale), and maple syrup (I bought the world's largest vat of maple syrup a few months ago when I discovered Costco. So use your imagination...it's big).

The recipe is adapted from the Clean Food cookbook by Terry Walters. It's an excellent cookbook. I recently rediscovered it in the vegan section of my gigantic, underused collection.

8-10 apples
1 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup

I make it in the pressure cooker. First, I cut the apples into fourths and leave on the skin (but cut out the core and seeds). Then I put them in the pot and add the rest of the ingredients. Set the timer for 13 minutes. It takes awhile for the pressure to build and then cool. Total cooking time is 13 minutes, but with the pressure up and pressure down, it ends up at about 40 easy minutes.

Then I pack it in glassware; a few for the freezer and a few for the fridge. DELICIOUS!



I wish I had the final product to show you! But I ate it too fast. Trust me; it's good!

1 comment:

  1. Making applesauce must run in the family! My mom makes a lot every fall after we all help peel the apples. We work at a local orchard at apple-picking time and there are so many apples that go to waste because there aren't enough customers.

    Maple syrup must add a special taste. I've never tried it in apple sauce.