October in the Midwest means it is time to get the rest of your apples off the tree. We are blessed with 1/2 acre lot in a small rural town. We try to grow as much of our own food as possible. I focus on fruit, because my family likes fruit. We have 3 apple trees. Two of them we planted just two years ago. The harvest off our other tree was very good. So to use up the rest of our apples, I made apple sauce today. I peeled, cored and cut up 18 apples. That was enough to fill up my one gallon pot. I proceeded to fill the pot half way with water and boiled the apples for 20 min (or until soft). Then I put them in the blender and voila. Just add cinnamon to taste. This is the easiest no-sugar recipe in the world. This made one quart of apple sauce for me. I had a lot of apples so I made several batches.
I like to listen to audio books while I am doing mindless chores. Locust & Honey just produced a great book to listen to for Halloween–Cypress Creek. Teenage Kristy is haunted by memories of the suicide cult her biological parents were part of when she was a child. Now a series of bizarre events seem to be related to this past. Can she escape it safely? This is a scary book. Enjoy your applesauce and see you next week.