Introduction: Organic Wild Apple Applesauce

Picture of Organic Wild Apple Applesauce

I like my projects simple and this is very simple apples water cook and freeze. You can make a day of it with the family going out to the country picking apples and preparing them.

Wild apples are the best and cheapest source for organically grown apples; I can never trust store bought produce to be 100% organic. My wife and my oldest son are diabetic, unsweetened deserts are hard to find as well as expensive so I make organic treats for my family. Yes my wife is very happy she married a man that cooks.

Notes

1. This recipe incorporates a technique for coring and peeling the apples that saves hours on preparing the apples for cooking.

2. Red apples can bleed the red colour into your sauce, if you want your applesauce to be white, use yellow or green apples.

3. If you find the applesauce a little tart you can add artificial sweetener or sugar to taste.

4. I normally put the sauce in freezer safe containers and freeze; I do on occasion bottle for gifts.

5. If you bottle the sauce do sterilise the bottles; I will assume you know how to sterilise bottles for this recipe.

Step 1: Ingredients & Implements

Picture of Ingredients & Implements

Ingredients
1 bushel of apples
2 litres water

Implements
1 potato masher
1 ladle
1 large spoon
1 medium sieve
1 10 litre pot
1 8 litre pot

Start with 1 bushel of apples wild or store bought.
Put the 10-litre pot with 2 litres of water on the stove to heat.

Step 2: Quarter the Apples

Picture of Quarter the Apples

Quarter the apples and place in 10-litre pot, this is a good time to remove any bad parts.
Do not peel or core the apples.

Step 3: Cooking Apples

Picture of Cooking Apples

Stir the apples with the potato masher to break up the apples.
Do not mash the apples with the potato masher.

Step 4: Finished Cooking

Picture of Finished Cooking

Simmer on medium heat until all the apples are cooked and broken up, about 45 minutes.

Step 5: Separating Cores and Skin Step 1

Picture of Separating Cores and Skin Step 1

Place the 8-litre pot next to the 10-litre pot with the sieve on top.

Step 6: Separating Cores and Skin Step 2

Picture of Separating Cores and Skin Step 2

Ladle mash into the sieve.

Step 7: Separating Cores and Skin Step 3

Picture of Separating Cores and Skin Step 3

Stir mash in sieve until all the seeds, core pieces, stems, and apple skin is separated from the mash.

Step 8: The Applesauce

Picture of The Applesauce

After all this you have pure organic applesauce ready to eat, bottle, or freeze.

Step 9: A Simple Desert

Picture of A Simple Desert

Applesauce is great for a start but now for something different to do with it, one of my family’s favourites is strawberry apple gelatine. This is a simple desert to make for the whole family.

Warm up 3 cups of applesauce.

Step 10: Add Gelatine.

Picture of Add Gelatine.

Add strawberry gelatine. I use sugar free Jello.

Step 11: Stir in Gelatine.

Picture of Stir in Gelatine.

Stir in strawberry gelatine.

Step 12: And Strawberry Apple Desert Is Made.

Picture of And Strawberry Apple Desert Is Made.

Divide up, chill and serve.

For Apple Gelatin add two packs of unflavored gelatin to warmed up 3 cups of applesauce and sweeten to tast.

For Apple Butter add two packs of unflavored gelatin, 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp Cinnamon to warmed up 3 cups of applesauce and sweeten to tast.
Apple Butter is great on pancakes.

For gelatin (Bovine or Porcine) can be replaced with Pectin or Starch.
I use Knox Gelatine.

Comments

cjangir (author)2011-09-08

cjangir says:
Hi Josehf Murchison,
You created a very good article and tell us the benefits of apple, "">Apple juice benefit is it is full of essential nutrients which protects us from various illness and reduces diseases in liver and kidneys, prevents cancer.Apples really are a rich supply of nutrients and contain high amounts of antioxidants. Apples have many documented health benefits. Including apples and pure apple juice in your well-balanced diet can help force away diabetes, obesity, coronary...

Josehf Murchison (author)cjangir2011-09-08

The benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous and well known.
The benefits of wild fruits and vegetables are numerous but not as well known.
Wild fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious as cultivated fruits and vegetables, however there is one difference, wild fruits and vegetables in all probability have never been sprayed with pesticide or fed chemical fertiliser.
Since they are wild they are free to pick so the price is right.

Wild apples grow all over where I live in southern Ontario.
MacIntosh Apples were wild apples.

History
Every McIntosh apple has a direct lineage to a single tree discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh on his farm in Dundela, a hamlet near Morrisburg, in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada. He discovered the tree as one of 20 apple seedlings while clearing the farm, which he had just purchased. He transplanted the seedlings, cultivated them, and only one of them was still alive by 1830. The surviving apple tree lived until 1906. The oldest surviving descendant also died on the 25th July, 2011.

About This Instructable

6,118views

10favorites

License:

Bio: I am a photographer, a tinker, an electronics technology engineer, and author; I write short stories and poetry for the love of writing. I started ... More »
More by Josehf Murchison:Repurposing an Aquarium StandRhubarb BreadSpiked Chinese Lantern Jam
Add instructable to: