With the change of season comes the urge to squirrel away food. For me, anyway. My garden didn’t do very well this year, although we had a ton of greens–and still do. I never got around to buying tomatoes from our farmer friends, and the fruit stand that usually supplies us with blueberries and strawberries never appeared.
At the end of the summer I bought a lot of peaches from Market Day Foods. I made a peach pie, then cut the rest up and froze them. After, of course, the boys stuffed themselves on sweet, juicy peaches.
The other thing I did was make applesauce. What screams “autumn” more than that? We picked apples from our neighbor’s tree, peeled and cored them, put them in a pot with a little water and a lot of cinnamon, and there you have it–applesauce.
We ate some, I canned some. My urge to put up food is almost sated.
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I think I started this out of sheer laziness and because I don’t own an apple peeler like you do, but I just cut my apples up and throw them in a pot and slow cook them for hours. I add a bit of sugar and cinnamon, then put them in the food processor at the end to blend the last bits of peel with the fruit. It’s pretty good, and maybe adds a bit more fiber? (At least that’s what I tell myself to support my lazier method 🙂