I am writing one handed while holding Joshua and rocking him to sleep, so this will not be a very wordy post.
One of the things that we loved about our house when we first looked at it were the abundance of trees. Two of which are apple trees – one red and another green. This year only the green apple tree bore fruit. Over the last few weeks we have been busy picking, eating and cooking the apples.
Both of our parents have apple trees, as well, so we have no shortage of good cooking apples. One of my favorite ways to use up a bunch of apples is to make crockpot applesauce. It’s so simple that a recipe really isn’t needed, but in general I follow a really similar method to this recipe from Oh She Glows, but I use cinnamon sticks instead of ground cinnamon and remove them before blending in the VitaMix. Also, sometimes I make this recipe at night and set the crockpot to cook for 8 hours on low. I don’t always cook the applesauce after blending, as my boys like applesauce that is a bit thinner and light in color.
What is your favorite way to use apples? I’ve been thinking about dehydrating some of the apples we have from my parent’s house along with freezing peeled and sliced apples so we can enjoy apple crisp year round.
But if I don’t get to it, that’s ok. I’m trying not to feel guilty or stressed when I don’t have the time or energy to do the things that I want to do. Sometimes even when I have the best of intentions there are simply other things on my plate that are much more important. And I’m ok with that.
If you are looking for ways to use up an abundance of apples here are a few more delicious apple recipes that you might enjoy: