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Cold Fall Weather Encourages Cooking with Apples

Apples for Applesauce

Apples for Applesauce

As fall weather settles in around us, we can’t help but turn to the kitchen to whip up all of our favorite comfort foods. For many of us, that includes baking up a storm. This fall, why not take advantage of the abundance of apples at your local farmers market or grocery store? Great for pie, cake, breads and best of all, homemade applesauce - which can be enjoyed on its own or in other recipes!

Apple Recipes
When looking for a great apple recipes, you’ll notice that cooking with apples requires a lot of chopping and peeling. It may seem like a lot of work at first, but when you dig into the final product, slicing and peeling apples will be the last thing on your mind. There’s nothing like a slice of fresh apple pie right out of the oven, or a bowlful of smooth, buttery applesauce. The best thing about most apple recipes is that the apples need to be peeled, cored and sliced, which means you can purchase apples that aren’t perfect, and are probably a lot cheaper.

Cooking Apples

Many varieties make for suitable cooking apples, but only a few will result in the best flavour and texture. When picking a cooking apple for applesauce, be sure to choose a sweet variety like Pink Lady, Gala, Fuji or Delicious. There are number of other cooking apple varieties that will make great applesauce, but Gala and Fuji are often the best.


  • 3 to 4 lbs of peeled, cored, and quartered apples
  • 3-4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. Put all ingredients into a large pot. Cover. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Mash with potato masher or for a smoother applesauce, put through food mill or potato ricer.

Applesauce can be stored in the fridge or freezer.

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