A Family Adventure

Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Apple Sauce

October 26, 2014
Emilie Phillips

I made the large batch of apple sauce for the year. The apple crop this year was poor, so I didn’t have a large selection of apples. The local farm stand had the usual B grade Cortlands and Macintosh’s. I decided to try adding some different apples in, looking for a more nuanced flavor.

  • 1/2 bushel B grade Cortland
  • 1 peck Northern Spy
  • 1 peck Arkansas Black
Boiling and pressing

Boiling and pressing

Isaac was kind enough to nap for most of the process. I did like the flavor better than some years when I have used even more Cortlands, but you could still taste it is a Cortland based applesauce. I produced 15 quarts of apple sauce which Isaac started chowing through almost immediately. For the first time in a long while, I actually messed up canning a few and they leaked. But I just stuck them in the fridge in the expectation they will be gone soon.