Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Simplest Applesauce Ever

Mmm, organic apples bought at a local farm.  Tons of fun.

I sautéed 'em with molasses;
incorporated them into a stuffing and rolled it up in fish fillets (wowzer, these were fantastic);

made them into a delicious apple/sausage quiche.

But perhaps my very favorite apple experiment this fall was this one.  Baked applesauce.
Number of ingredients:  exactly one.
This recipe comes from the funny The Crabby Cook Cookbook by Jessica Harper, a book I would definitely recommend.
Here, then, are the instructions for the simplest applesauce you will ever make.

4 Golden Delicious apples
Cut apples in half vertically, cut out the core, and place, cut sides down, on rimmed baking sheet.  (Next time I'll put parchment paper down first, for easier clean-up.)  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes, until apples are very tender when poked with fork.
See how well I follow directions?  Here I am, poking with a fork.  Take that, little apples.
Give the apples a few minutes to cool, pull off peels, and mash with a potato masher (or, alternatively, Harper says, you can whoosh them in the food processor, just 5 or 6 pulses).  That's it.  C'est tout.  Marveilleux.

So what's cooking in your kitchen these days?

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Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Hi Lynn!!!

I've been having such fun with apples this season. Looks like there are a couple of recipes, I still need to give a try!!! That applesauce is first!!!

Thank you so much for sharing, Lynn...

P.S. Just in case I don't make it back, wishing you and yours a glorious Thanksgiving!!!

November 24, 2013 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Louise,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, as well :) I have been a bad little blogger lately, will have to pop over and say hi. I wonder what food holidays you have been busy celebrating these days?

November 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

Hey there Lynn,
I love making applesause. I never thought about baking it. It is always so nice when you post. It is something I never thought of before.
I hope you had a nice summer.

November 25, 2013 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I bet that was delicious! I also like the sound of the sausage and apple quiche.

November 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sausage and apple quiche was really good, too, Meg. I guess it's hard to go wrong with apples.

November 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

Thank you Lynn for your comment. The really only problem I have is being too bullheaded and fighting God. He has such lovely plans. I am so like Chicken Little because I think always the sky is falling instead of seeing the good things the Lord is trying to do. Some day I will learn.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Lynn,I bet you are making wonderful food.

November 26, 2013 at 8:36 AM  

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