Monday, September 27, 2010

Home-Made Applesauce

Ahhh, Fall----the time of year when apples are picked and I get to make apple pies, apple sauce, apple crisp and anything else that calls for apples!   Yesterday, the kids and I met up with my father to go apple picking at McDougal's Orchard.  It was cloudy and started to drizzle near the end of our venture, but we picked quite a bit. 

This morning, my daughter and I decided make Home-made Apple Cinnamon Sauce.  Right now the house smells sooooo good!  This is an easy, simple recipe.

Slow-Cooker Applesauce

Apples--4 medium sized
Brown Sugar--1/4 Cup
Cinnamon--1 tsp, ground
Nutmeg--1 tsp, ground
Water---1/4 Cup

Peel the apples, then cut using an apple corer
Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and water in slow-cooker
Add apples, stir, then cover
Turn cooker on high and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Stir well, breaking up the apples (I used a potatoe masher)
Cover, reduce heat to low and continue cooking for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Check the sauce occassionally and break up or mash to the consistency you want
Let cool and serve warm or store in the fridge to serve cold

Makes about 5 servings

Nutritional Info:
Fat: 0.6 g
Carbs: 28.1 g
Calories: 110.0
Protein: 0.3g


Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's That Time of Year!

Well, it's that time of year when the weather gets cooler, the leaves change color and it's time for.....CRAFTING!  I'll be doing more crafting as the holidays approach.  I've also been invited to participate in a craft fair to be held in November.  Matter of fact, I need to look into other craft fairs as well.  So, check back and see what I've created!