The beautiful basket of apples are all drops from a neighbors MacIntosh apple tree. We turned it into 5 quarts of applesauce. This was just a bit of the applesauce we will make for the year, all from local apples that our neighbors either don’t want or use, or that we barter for. This year we are hoping to make 100 quarts of applesauce as we didn’t get any blueberries, our usual spot was barren this year, and only five quarts of peaches.
I added a little water and cooked the apples covered until they were quite soft. The softened apples then go in the grinder attachment, separating the peels and stems from the yumminess.
I am working on my second batch of applesauce from our second pickup of dropped apples tonight and tomorrow, almost two bushels that the little and I picked up. The drops that were not appropriate to make into sauce we turned into pork, yummy, yummy!
Eat the ugly fruits and veggies is our motto. No need to waste good food that is covered with an ugly outside just because it looks funny. Make it into something pretty, like applesauce!