Monday, October 22, 2012

Homemade Applesauce

My Grandma has been fighting leukemia for about three years now.  Recently, she finished one solid week of chemo.  Anyone who has been through cancer or is a supporter of someone who has knows that one solid week is hard on a body.  To help keep her energy up my mom makes several meals a week and delivers them to my grandparents.  Last week I contributed some of my homemade applesauce and my Grandma has asked for it twice since then.  As long as she eats it, I keep making it because some food (even if it's just applesauce) is better than no food.  If you would like to try out my recipe for homemade applesauce, here's how the story goes:

I started with some apples.  These are tiny little guys.  About two of these makes up one normal sized apple.  I had about 24 of these little guys.  If I was using normal sized apples I would use about 12.

I peel and sliced them, and then threw them in the crock pot.

I added 1 1/2 cups of water.

1 1/4 cups of brown sugar.

3 Tablespoons of sugar.

1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.

Stirred them all together.

Sealed up the crock pot and let it go for about 4 hours.

Here they are, all nice and cooked.

Throw them in the food processor.

And you've got applesauce.  Yum!

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