When I showed this basket of apples on an earlier post, someone commented that they hoped to see applesauce. Your wish is my command!
This was the crop from one of our little espaliered apple trees.
We processed them in two batches over two different days.
First the apples were washed, quartered and cored.
When the apples were cooked down, I put them through a food mill to remove the apple skins and smooth out the lumps.
Then all the sauce went back into the pot and sugar and cinnamon were added.
Lastly, the cooled applesauce was put in freezer containers. Both batches together made about six quarts.
One quart has already been delivered to the grand kids, and the rest are chillin' in the freezer. Eventually the kids will get most or all of it.
Yesterday Tom picked the apples on the last of the little trees, about half as many as before. Most of them will go to sauce too, but they will have to wait.
We are flying away on Friday, headed for Boston, a family wedding over the weekend, and some touring on our own through the next week. We will be staying close to the eastern shore, in northern Massachusetts and southern Maine.
I'll take my laptop, but I don't know how much I'll be posting. Eventually there will be photos.