Well, it’s my favorite time of year and there is nothing better than in the months of Autumn to cook up batches of homemade applesauce. Very common to many cooks to make applesauce in the crock-pot but when my sister Linda saw that I had posted a picture of my applesauce on Facebook she asked me for the recipe. So, I decided I would post it here as well just in case someone else wanted it too. The GINGER GOLD APPLES are incredible and made an amazing applesauce!
I’ll be sure to snag several more pecks next year for sauce making!
Provided by: SmallRecipe.com
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours
|1 – peck of apples, ginger gold|
|1/4 cup(s) lemon juice|
|4 – 6 medium cinnamon sticks|
|1 – 1 1/2 cup(s) brown sugar, dark|
|1/4 cup(s) water|
|2 teaspoon(s) salt|
- I used two bags of Ginger Gold apples only that equaled a peck.
- It was my first time trying the Ginger Gold and though they are gone now for the year, I will look forward to making more applesauce with them next year. They are a good one for the sauce making.
- Peel, core, and slice your apples. Place them in the crock pot. I always sprinkle the lemon juice in over the apples while I’m cutting them up. — (Not all apples fit at first. After they cooked for awhile I was able to add the rest of the apples from the 2 bags.)
- I put the crockpot on low for 8 to 10 hrs. Stirring occasionally. About, 1/2 way through cooking I add my brown sugar….just about 1/2 cup. Then, when they are cooked down where they are nice and soft I remove the cinnamon sticks & blend with my emulsion blender till smooth. I taste and then add more brown sugar if necessary & my salt at this point.
- I then ladle out the applesauce into my Tupperware freezer containers and let cool before putting them in freezer. My favorite way to taste & eat applesauce is on a slice of toasted homemade bread. (I suppose because my Grandmother Roberta Campbell used to make her own bread and applesauce and this is how we always ate it.) Many of you already make applesauce, but my Sissy asked if I would give her the recipe so I thought I would post it in here for others who may not know how to make in the crock-pot & that way I could also give to my sister.
Try this soup recipe from chef Amanda Freitag of The Harrison for a healthy and warming autumnal meal.
Provided by: SmallRecipe.com
|2 tablespoons olive oil|
|1 medium onion, chopped|
|Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper|
|6 cups peeled, chopped celery root (from about 2 large celery roots)|
|1 cup peeled and chopped Yukon gold potatoes (from about 1 potato)|
|10 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought vegetable stock|
|2 cups peeled, cored, and quartered ginger gold apples (from about 2 apples), plus 1 apple, cored and sliced into thin wedges, for garnish|
|1/4 cup celery leaves or leaves from celery root stem, for garnish|
- In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and season with salt; cook, stirring until onions are soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add celery root, potato, and vegetable stock; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Add apples and continue simmering for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and puree using an immersion blender or, working in batches, using a conventional blender; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately garnished with apple slices and celery leaves.
What do I do with Ginger Gold Apples?
Add Ginger Gold apples to a waldorf salad for some added crunch. The sweet Ginger Gold pairs well with classic white cheddar cheese, and are excellent in recipes that call for cinnamon and brown sugar.
Where can I buy Ginger Gold Apples in California?
They are harvested in mid-August, and even early in California. It can be found at farmer’s market, as well as some chain grocery stores. Whole Foods Market carries Organic Ginger Gold apples from Washington.
Do Ginger Gold apples turn brown when cut?
The flesh has a fine texture and does not brown right away when cut, making for a nicer appearance in fruit salads and as a fresh-cut snack. Ginger Gold apples are available from late summer through late fall. Ginger Gold apples are one of the first Malus domestica varieties available in the fall.
How did Ginger Gold get to market?
For hundreds of years, farmers like the one who discovered Ginger Gold have found promising new seedlings in their orchards, decided they had excellent fruit, and brought it to market.