“Albergloss”

…that’s how a drunk person pronounces “apple sauce”, and once you try this apple sauce you will toast to yourself so ferociously that you, too will be wasted and tongue-tied. Once again the ease and simplicity of this recipe is due to that old, prudish crock pot. No, there is nothing sexy about a crock pot. Its “vintage” without the charm. Its for people who make their own glue. Its the beginning of a road that leads to throwing in the towel and wearing Crocks everywhere. That’s what I thought. I still do, but I don’t care. Its just too handy.

6 giant or 8-10 regular sized apples (get organic ones…why not?)

1/2 a lemon worth of juice

1/2 C water (take your bucket to the springs, why don’t ya?)

Squeeze lemon juice into a large plastic bowl, add water.

peel and core the apples (save the peels)

  • Cut the apples into 2 inch chunks and toss them in the lemon water, stirring now and again to coat.
  • Put everything in the crock pot (except for the peels) on low for 2 hours. Give it a toss after an hour or so. You can leave it up to 4 hours, but the longer you leave it, the darker it will get.
  • When it’s done, run it through your blender. Let it cool first if you must for safety, but not all the way. A small bowl of warm apple sauce is a comfort you don’t want to miss!
  • Resist the urge to add: cinnamon, sugar, honey, clove, blah, blah, blah…just TRY it plain and ordinary. The apple brought down mankind, for goodness sake…it doesn’t need cinnamon. IF YOU MUST MESS WITH IT, do so after it’s blended and only with 1/2 the batch. Then you can A/B and see how right I was.

Having said that…

What do I do with these peels you had me save?

Ah! Try this:

Toss the peels with 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Place on 2 cookie sheets with a silicone mats. Put in 350 oven for 10 min, then turn the oven off and let em coast. Once your apple sauce is done, these tasty, crunchy snacks will be waiting for you to scarf into your face before anyone even know about them. Or you can place them into a jar and give them to a friend while saying, “Guess what this is?”

a

They look like dried worms.

b

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