Summer went to sleep and the autumn fairy entered. She spread her wand far and wide. In the morning, all that was green had been turned to gold.
One of the things I always looked forward to as a child was apple picking. October would roll around, and off we would go to Styers Apple Farm. The heady aroma of fresh apples combined with apple cider and donuts made me sympathize with Eve. All of that combined is simply irresistible. Back to the story, we were each given a basket to fill with a promise of apple sauce to come and maybe even a Carmel apple.
The apple sauce, just like the jams and jelly, was a whole day of work. We peeled and chopped and cooked down those apples and then got out the canning jars. But, it was worth it. The taste of that delicious applesauce with a pork chop or over vanilla ice cream was the mouthwatering memory that kept us at work.
These days I don’t can applesauce. I find it much easier to make applesauce when I plan on using it. And I now roast my apples with herbs instead of boiling them.
- 6 large apples
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary
- 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
- honey and butter
- Cut the apples into disc shape
- Toss the apples with the brown sugar and chopped rosemary
- Layer into a buttered pie pan
- Dot the top with honey and butter
- sprinkle cinnamon
- Roast at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes
- Serve warm or at room temperature
Talk soon, ❤️💕 Bernadette
36 responses to “APPLESAUCE – autumn and apples”
My husband enjoys his spaghetti bolognaise with applesauce…it’s weird, I know. But he said it tastes good together.
That probably is the strangest accompaniment to sauce I have heard. But, that’s why there is vanilla and chocolate. Thanks for the laugh.
Looks yummy. Do you peel and pare the apples first?
I don’t usually peal. I just cut the apples into medium thickness slices and of course core the apple. Thanks for taking the time to read Darlene.
Beautiful. This made me miss the days I made various kinds of applesauce for my daughters.
This is a sweet memory. My kids loved the applesauce too. But, I guess all kids do. Thanks Mimi.
Oh, Bernadette, you’ve got my attention. I might just try this as a dessert. It will scent the whole house with that happy Autumn scent. Thanks for posting. Thanks for the likes on my postings, too!
I really enjoy reading your posts. You get my comments too, right?
Yes, I get them and I always like and reply.
Just making sure. I changed computers and I am having difficulty commenting on posts, GRRR
Oh I want some.
That applesauce will go great with the pork shops I’m cooking today!
Charlie, they are great with pork chops. Thanks for stopping by and if you make the applesauce, I hope you enjoy!
grazie per aver letto
What a wonderful idea to roast the apples rather than steam or boil them! I’m definitely trying this one Bernie!
Dorothy, I simply created my own Stauffer’s baked apples. Thanks for reading my friend.
Looks delicious! I eat applesauce almost daily!
Thanks for stopping by Liz. You are a smart lady, the old saw says “An apple a day….”
Liz, you must be super healthy. You know the old saw, An apple a day.. Thanks for stopping by.
You ROAST your apples for applesauce?? This is brilliant, Bernadette! And I can almost smell the combination with the rosemary. mmmm
Not so brilliant really. If you check the supermarket around Thanksgiving you will see Stauffer sells roasted apples. Truth – they only sell them around the holidays😱, so I was forced to come up with my own recipe.
Bern, this recipe is truly making my mouth water. I will definitely make it. Even though there are few ingredients, I bet the flavors are layered and complex. Thanks for sharing this with us.
You are very welcome my dear, loyal friend❤️
I use to can around 2 bushels of apples every year to make my Grandma’s apple sauce. The number went down and now I freeze it. The recipe is the same for over 40 years – no sugar, spices just a long cooking time (not apple butter). It turns a deep pink and is just lovely. I use it a lot in recipes and just as a side or on a piece of toast. Lots of good memories… 🙂
Judy, a no sugar recipe for canning. Wow! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
The slow cooking brings out the natural sugars of the apples – about 6 hours. I have a few posts on my blog…
Enjoy your weekend too Bernadette – it is finally turning colder…
Looks wonderful!!!! 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
What a wonderful memory! My favorite thing in fall as a child was going to a roadside market for fresh apple cider. Your roasted apple sauce sounds so good!
I love applesauce but always buy mine (please don’t judge me)! 😀
This recipe looks easy and delcious. Thank you for sharing it.
No judgement. here! I use every shortcut I can find. And, there is something delicious about that applesauce cold out of the fridge.
What a warm and comforting treat 🍎 🍏
Homemade applesauce is the absolute best.