Memories of fall always involve my aunt Melinda’s applesauce. Every season she fills tall glass jars with her sweet stews and my dad cooks a pork chop in celebration. Since it’s her speciality I never needed to make it myself, but I now live on the opposite coast. While my first batch may not be as good as my aunt’s, it’s surprisingly easy to whip up and definitely the perfect thing to cozy up with on the couch.
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Peel, core, and cube apples. In a large pot, combine water and apples. Over medium heat, cook apples until soft– about 7 to 10 minutes. Drain a fair amount of the left over water and add the sugar and spices. As you stir everything together it will start to look like the type of sauce you know and love.
Enjoy in front of a hypothetical fireplace, ideally with someone cute…