Apples and applesauce

We made our first fall trip to the orchard last week and picked up a peck of utility apples (aka seconds) and after eating about half of them, I decided it was time to make up a batch of applesauce.

Eleanore helped me by washing and then peeling and coring all of them.
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We threw them in the crockpot with an inch or so of water and a good hefty sprinkle of cinnamon and let them cook all day.
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Then I briefly ran them through the blender, and canned them (15 minutes in the water bath for pints). First batch of applesauce of the year.
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Both girls approved, and we definitely have plans to put more up!
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Yes, that is the goofy look I get now for pictures. Either that or she hides with a scowl… oh the three year old drama.

We also started working on our Autumn nature table. We made these easy yarn apples, and watercolor painted some leaves for our fall tree.

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It’s hard to believe summer is over, but we’re definitely enjoying the cool, crisp weather and the apples and cider.

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One Response to “Apples and applesauce”

  1. Tanya Says:

    OMG Lisa, I love that picture of Adelaide!!!!

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