fighting the lack of good ideas


This week I made a batch of applesauce from the macintoshes I had in my fridge before they went bad.

While it tasted pretty good (if I do say so myself), I much preferred the batch from over Christmas made with Northern Spies. The Northern Spy is my favorite apple – great in pies, sauce, fried apples, cobbler, and out-of-hand.

Basic applesauce recipe:

  • apples
  • <1/8th cup of sugar*
  • ground cinnamon & ground nutmeg to taste
  • quarter and core apples
  • place in large pot with about 1″ of water
  • simmer till skins come off, stirring to prevent sticking
  • remove skins and discard
  • continue simmering until texture is “saucy”

* I don’t always add sugar – for sweeter apples this is certainly not a requirement.