Kids in the Kitchen, apples, apples, and more apples

We read the book Apple Farmer Annie, and the kids immediately siezed on the idea of making every apple recipe in the book. So, we did, not quite, but pretty close.

First we made applesauce.

Here’s the recipe:

5 granny smith apples peeled, and sliced fairly thin.
1/2 C water
1/4 C sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

First we peeled, sliced, cored, and generally made a mess with the apples. While we did this we talked about how we don’t want the peel because it makes for bad applesauce, this amused the kids to no end.

Then they got to break the apples into little pieces. You need a knight’s helmet to do this properly. Oh, and really she does have clothes, it’s just if it gets wet or dirty she strips as soon as you blink your eye.

Now add in the everything else and let it simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes or so, just until the apples are good and mushy. Then stick your apple mush in a blender or something else similar and you have applesauce.

Let cool for a few minutes and then enjoy! This makes a fair amount, so it’s good for a couple of snacks.

Coming soon: Apple cake, the next recipe we made. Hey, if I did all of the apple recipes in one post this would be a REALLY long post.

5 thoughts on “Kids in the Kitchen, apples, apples, and more apples

  1. Hmmm…yummy! My kids love it when we make applesauce like this. However, I find that I have become a slacker. I just take the apples (peel and all) and put them in my Vitamix and that is our applesauce! Can't wait for the apple cake!

  2. If you have a food mill or strainer, you can leave the peels right on! It adds some nice color and taste. (I'm not sure about the blender though.)

    I made lots of sauce this week, too!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s