The hubs grew up on homemade, good eatin'.
One of those treasures he had every year was homemade applesauce. Now, I don't usually like to attempt making his family recipes, because they never quite compare (there are a few I have mastered though), but we were determined to stock up on some applesauce this year.
It's such a fun family thing to do!
From picking the apples together, and letting the kids help mush them in the applesauce maker, to taste testing, we had a blast...even if it did take us a few hours.
First, we picked the apples. Got some Gala, McIntosh, and Golden Delicious:
The hubs was so excited to get started:
All cut up and ready to boil:
Now, taking turns mushing the apples with the applesauce maker (this is long and tedious part!):
This year's batches were WAY better than the ones we made 2 years ago - I think the McIntosh apples made the best applesauce so far. Tart and sweet, the perfect combo.
Even with all these apples, I don't think it's gonna last long!