This past weekend my family and I went up to a farm to go apple picking. It was a beautiful warm fall day. We went on a hay ride to get to the apple trees. There were three types of apples to pick at the farm. They had McIntosh, Cortland and Spartan. I used the McIntosh apples to make applesauce because they are my personal favourites but you can use any type of apple. The recipe is so simple and I didn’t need to add sugar to sweeten it.


12 apples cut into pieces without the core

1-2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pure vanilla extract



Slice apples with skin on and remove the core. Place apples into a large pot. Add water to the bottom of the pot and then add the cinnamon and vanilla. Cook covered on medium to low temperature. Keep stirring the apples until they are soft. This will take approximately 30-45 minutes. Once the apples are cooked place apples in a strainer with a bowl underneath to remove any liquid. Start to pick out the peels from the apples with a fork and then place into another bowl to blend. Use a hand blender to make the applesauce as smooth as you would like. Enjoy!

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