Create: Apple Sauce

At the end of our farm share, we received so many apples from a local orchard I had no idea what to do with them. A friend mentioned making applesauce in a crockpot and I was all ears. Dave can eat a quart of applesauce in one sitting, so I knew immediately that was the right thing for those apples to become.

My dear friend, Hannah, was visiting and graciously offered to help me prep the apples. It was so fun to chat while peeling and chopping. It was more fun than work.

I recently got a 50mm lens for my camera and had so much fun practicing a bit with it. Our kitchen has some really pretty light in the afternoon, so it was a perfect opportunity to play around. I really love this lens, even though I'm no expert at using it yet. I feel like the photos might actually capture a bit more of the beauty in things than my other lenses. I'm pretty much in love with it. 

Our apple sauce "recipe" was ridiculously simple:

  • Fill crock pot with peeled, cut apples and 2 cups water.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Cook on high until nice and saucy.

We did scoop some of the mushy apples onto vanilla ice cream halfway through cooking. so. good.  I highly recommend that. 

The end result was 2 quarts of lovely pink apple sauce. It was satisfying to make something wholesome and cozy without having to go out and buy extra ingredients or labor in the kitchen for hours. It would probably be worth it just for the amazing scent that filled our house while the apples were cooking.