~ APPLE SAUCE ~
We went apple picking a few weeks ago. It was alot of fun, buts sadly most of the apples that were left were Granny Smith, and some pretty tart Granny Smith at that. The boys just are not fans of face puckering apples. So Most of the apples were made in to either apple butter or this amazingly tasty apple sauce. I wish now I had made more of the sauce, it turned out so nice.
peel, core and chop up enough apples to fill a 6 qt soup pot
1/4 cup of honey (it is optional, but it was nice with the super tart apples)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla
2 cups water
Stick all of the ingredients in a 6 qt soup pot. Cook on medium for a bit (until the water starts to boil, BUT does not burn all away), then turn to simmer and simmer for 3-4 hours. Mash up apples with a potato masher for chunky apple sauce OR use an immersion blender for smoother apple sauce. Enjoy hot off the stove, or cool and put in fridge for up to 5 days, OR it freezes really nicely and tastes wonderful when thawed.