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Vermont Apple Orchards

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There are so many things I love about fall; the colors, the cool nights, hiking in the woods, and picking apples. We used to gather the kids and make it a family outing; coming home with bags of apples! Now that we are empty nesters it is just my husband and me. Making applesauce is a natural byproduct of having an abundance of apples.

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Apples

I love having jars of applesauce in my pantry to enjoy during the winter.

Making applesauce is very easy. Wash, core and quarter your apples.

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Wash, core and quarter your apples.

Place in a large stainless steel pot and add just a little cider, apple juice or water. Just enough so the apples don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

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Place apples in a large pot.

Simmer until the apples are soft.

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Simmer until the apples are soft, stirring often.

I then put the apples through a food mill to remove the skins.

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Use a food mill to remove the skins.

While the applesauce is still warm add some cinnamon and sugar if you’d like. I usually don’t add any sugar as I find the natural taste just right.

Follow the directions for canning the applesauce in your water bath canner or place in freezer containers to store in your freezer. Either way you will have plenty of applesauce to enjoy all winter.

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Homemade Applesauce

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