I know I get tons of sideways looks for using ‘ya’ll’ when I live in the midwest now, but ya girl doesn’t really care. It just rolls off the tongue so much better than ‘you guys’!
Alright, back to the point.
We have this huge apple tree out front, it’s seriously massive, hasn’t been pruned in ages, and just runs wild.
Every fall, there are TONS of apples. More than any family could eat in a year, heck even two years.
I went out on a limb this past weekend (well, went out on the dropped tailgate of a pickup, but same thing) and picked a bowl full of ripe green apples.
They aren’t as pretty as the ones you’d pick up from the store, but they taste even better! I tossed the ones with worm holes to the dogs, and they were thrilled to have new ‘tennis balls’ to play with. I won’t tell if you don’t.
I brought them in, scrubbed them off, and prayed to the apple gods I wouldn’t find a colony of worms inside when I cut them open. Luckily, they looked like this!
Hallelujah! I chopped up 4-5 apples and tossed them into a skillet, mouth already drooling.
For seasoning, I added 3/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, a dash of ground clove, and 1 cup water.
Let them simmer at a medium heat for 20-30 minutes, long enough for the apple pieces to be soft when you poke at them. Toss them in the fridge to cool, and then mash down with a fork or a potato masher once they’ve chilled. Viola! Apple sauce.
Sidenote: I would have a picture of the final product, however it was quickly devoured and I was WAY too excited about eating it to remember to photograph for the blog, next time I will!
Does anyone have any good fall apple recipes to share? Drop a comment below, I’m swimming in apples and I have no idea what to do with them all! Happy Fall!
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