This is a wonderful Festive Fall Recipe from my childhood. In the backyard of my childhood home, we had an apple tree. Every fall my mom would make my very favorite applesauce.
Festive Fall Recipe
I decided that it was high time I use my ample supply of apples to give my children a taste of my childhood via my mom’s homemade applesauce. As I collected the simple ingredients I wondered, “Why haven’t I hadn’t made this before?”
For Nadine’s Red Hot Applesauce you’ll need:
- 10~12 apples (Fuji, Granny Smith or any other crisp and slightly tart apple)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of sugar (more if you like it really sweet) you can also use Splenda, etc.
- 1/4 cup of red hots or add more if you want a more intense taste.
Peel and core your apples. I leave one or two with the peel still on, as I like the texture. Chop into fine bits.
Place your apples and the other ingredients in a slow cooker on high for 8 hours. Stir occasionally. It is so easy I am almost ashamed I haven’t made this before.
I spooned the applesauce into small vintage jelly jars that I recently purchased at an estate sale for $1. They are a perfect individual serving size. But you can also place the applesauce into a large Tupperware container or something similar. It will keep for about 2~3 weeks. But trust me, it won’t last that long.
I gave my neighbors a bit of “Happy Fall Y’all” as well.
Mom would be proud.