Monday, September 20, 2010

Homemade Applesauce

Last year you may remember that I taught myself to can peaches. Well, it's harvest time again, it's time for me to teach myself to can something else. This year the choice was applesauce. Applesauce is one of the first foods that you can introduce to babies...and since I have one I thought it would be a good thing to learn to make.

My mom hasn't canned since I was little and she used to can all growing up with her mom - so she agreed to help me. A good friend loaned us an apple peeler corer slicer thing which made it go quite smoothly.
I bought a case of apples from my food co-op and the fun began.

I was really glad my in-laws bought me a food processor for my birthday - it also made the process go that much more quickly!

Now I have bottled and frozen applesauce. It can be used in baking and for baby food and to eat. I love being domestic - I could totally get used to this stay-at-home mom thing!


McDorky said...

Oh Heidi, I hope you get to soon! Does being stay-at-home mom seem at all possible in the near future? Love the applesauce! I wish I knew how to can! I need to learn!

Melinda said...

Those apple peelers are so cool!