Sunday, August 16, 2009

Simply Made Sunday: Applesauce


Sorry I don’t have any pics for this one, ds1 took my camera with him to the beach the day we did this.

Ds4 is using MFW Kindergarten this year and this week’s lesson was A for Apple.  We taste tested and compared several varieties of apples and then made applesauce!  I just cut each apple (there were about 5 of them) into chunks and put them in a bowl.  While cutting you can take the time to show the little star or flower pattern in the core and count the seeds with your little one.  Put about 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add apple chunks and return to a boil.  Then lower heat and simmer about 25 minutes.  Add sugar to taste (we had such a wide variety of apples that ours was pretty sweet by itself)  and mash it all up!  This was so good warm, and I think would taste great with some ice cream on top.  Yummy and easy.

I’m including another recipe, this one from the Year of Slow Cooking website.  I made this one last year and it was super good!

This makes enough for 4 people. If you would like to freeze or can, use more apples.
--4 large apples, skinned ,cored, and cut in quarters
--juice from 1 lemon
--1/2 tsp cinnamon
--1 tsp vanilla
--1 T brown sugar
--1/4 cup H20
The Directions.
I used a 4 quart crockpot for the applesauce.
Skin, core, and cut your apples into quarters. Plop the pieces into your crockpot. Add the juice from the lemon, and the water. Pour in the vanilla (I used imitation--we were out of the good stuff), and add the cinnamon and brown sugar.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. When the apples are super tender, mash with a potato masher or large fork. My apples were very tender after 6 hours, and I used a fork.

Applesauce is an easy and fun kitchen project to do with your kiddos.  :)  Head over to Susana’s for more fun ideas.


  1. This does sound like a fun and easy recipe for the kids.
    I love hands on curriculum!

  2. This would be fun for both my 4 year old and 9 year old! We love applesauce--I've never made it homemade.

    Thank you for linking up and sharing this today!


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