Homemade Applesauce

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!):


Faith approves:

 Caleb approves:

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!


alison said...

oh how i love me some homemade applesauce. fortunately, my mother-in-law whipped us up a batch for Christmas last year and we're still eating on that stockpile. it's going to be a rough day when i have to make my own!!

Losing Brownies said...

Ooh, yummy!

Karen Peterson said...

I've been wanting to make homemade applesauce but it seems like so much work to go to for just myself. I guess I could always give it away!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Matt and I went to the apple orchard a few years ago, it was like an hour drive. Once we got there, I only wanted to get like a half bag but he insisted that if we drive all the way there we should get more. So two overflowing bags full of apples for two people?! What were we do but make applesauce! It was yummy and we just made it in the microwave. I made Matt peel them all though. Yours looks yummy!


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