Since I joined my CSA I have started thinking more like a farmer. I’m quickly learning the beauty of eating locally and seasonally. This realization came to me yesterday as I noticed that I might drown in oranges and apples if I didn’t create a few recipes that involve freezing, canning or preserving my bounty for future use. I was standing in my garage amidst boxes of amazing apples and some more boxes of equally great oranges when I remembered how much my children used to love my homemade apple sauce as babies. I used to cook the apples, freeze the sauce in ice cube trays and bag the cubes for an instant toddler meal. My kiddos still love apple sauce and I now love how easy it is to make in my Aroma Pressure Cooker.
5 lbs of apples, any variety, peeled, cored and cut in half
Sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ground clove, to taste
Cover the bottom of your pressure cooker with 1 inch of water. Place apples in the pot and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Mash and season the apples to taste and place in a freezable container (freezer bags or containers work great if you don’t feel like sanitizing glass jars).
The applesauce will keep unopened in the refrigerator for a few weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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