Easy Apple Sauce

Sometimes I don’t eat all the apples in my fruit basket fast enough and they get a little slippery and soft.

Then I usually chuck them in the compost. Lately, though, I’ve been making apple sauce from the old apples — thick, chunky and delicious. So it’s not really a sauce, but whatever it is, it’s extremely easy to make:

— Bake 2 whole apples at about 400 degrees for at least an hour, maybe 10 or 15 minutes more. (Wrap them in tinfoil to keep the moisture and flavour in, but keeping the skins on works too.)
— Cut them into quarters and cut out the core material, scrape the flesh off the skins.
— Add about a tablespoon of brown sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon.
— Mash it all up with a fork to whatever consistency works for you, and serve.

I did this for before breakfast today and spread it over some waffles. It was transplendent. Old apples won’t go to waste in our house anymore.

About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

2 Replies to “Easy Apple Sauce”

  1. what goes in must come out…..we affectionatly, with some frustration refer to schooner as a “garbage toller”

    she has found fish carcasses buried under 2 to 3 feet of snow and happily chowed down…before I could get to her….

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