Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Apple Sauce

I never got around to that fire yesterday.
We have this apple tree out by the garden that has been there forever.

It's never had very many apples on it, but for some reason this year..apples!
Not the best looking on the outside, but perfectly fine on the inside.

Dad grabbed a ladder last week and we set to picking.

Managed a nice kettle full of apples. Maybe it was the bees .. or my mother's pruning?
Note to self: learn to prune fruit trees.

Just throwing in some blue sky. It's been raining and cold here fore 3 days straight.

Cooked the apples down and grabbed the Squeeze-O!
Dump in seeds, skins, apple chunks and all ~ Crank the handle ~ and applesauce comes out!

Found this in my grandmother's basement year ago and it still works like a charm!

Not sure if those were "applesauce" kind-of-apples, but I am not going to look a gift apple in the mouth!
Tastes pretty good too!!


Michelle said...

I'll bet it's delicious! Lucky find on the Squeeze-O!!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Just wondering when the blue sky happened? My daughter has been complaining that it has been raining for almost three days now ;). She doesn't do rain well.

We had a phenomenal pear season as well, and have heard the apple harvest has been even better.

Love homemade applesauce!

Lisa x

Kelly said...

I can almost smell those apples from here.

Joanna said...

I have got to find a Squeeze-O! It has been a marvelous season for fruit in the England!

Sarah { bee house hives } said...

My parents apple tree? Two apples! They were way up high and we had to climb for them, but we managed :)
I love making apple sauce and your tool looks great Leigh. Beautiful photos too! Sorry about the rain.. us too here and there lately.

Nancy said...

my mom used to make applesauce from apples picked in our orchard. nothing quite like homemade applesauce. a favorite meal was fried pork chops, fried potatoes and homemade applesauce (probably not the healthiest but very tasty).

Jenny said...

Loving that stainless steel mill. Awesome! Any markings, numbers, ect to find another?