|Apples from the Farmer's Market|
Except for the labor involved it is an easy task to prepare the apples so that we could make pies and strudels when there were no more apples. Today that doesn't happen because the supermarkets carry apples of all varieties in every season but it was a productive day for us as a family.
The jars were prepared in the usual manner by boiling them and then setting them aside. Once the apples were peeled and cored, they were cut into slices in a rather large bowl and sprinkled with about a third of a cup of sugar and a lot of cinnamon. The bowl was then covered and put in the microwave for about 15 minutes.
|Apples out of the microwave|
|Applesauce jarred for winter|
The apple slices normally lasted until around Christmas time and would be used in strudels for the holiday. If we were lucky we would have some left over and when the applesauce ran out we would reheat the apple slices and make them into applesauce. In our family the request for homemade applesauce ran into all the holiday and family gatherings because they liked the homespun variety that I made which I called my "Mountain Sauce" which was almost brown from the abundance of cinnamon.
|Figs growing on tree not ripened.|