Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Granny Smith Helps Out...

My new grocery product is Granny Smith Apples.  I've never been much of a fan of how these green beauty's taste...sour is not my favorite flavor type.  But my husband and I love home-made apple sauce and Granny Smiths are great for it.  Apple sauce really easy...so easy I'll never buy apple sauce from the jar again!  Also they are just the most beautiful color! I like to buy them and leave them out in my kitchen to make it look more "homey."  I had the most peaceful day marketing today...I got a lot of fresh produce! Thank you Lord for the spring!

p.s. just in case you've never made apple sauce and want to know how here's how I do it...

For two people I use:
3 medium sized Granny Smith Apples
skin and cut in cubes, put the cubes in a medium sized pot with enough water to coat the bottom and maybe a little more to help the apples get started but not too much water.  Cover the pot and bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium.  Check it every so often and stir then add in either brown or white sugar to taste (I think I use a table spoon) and a shake in some cinnamon to taste as well.  Your apples will start to fall apart and then you just stir it up and serve it. Easy Peasy!
(sorry I'm not much on measuring things)


  1. Homemade applesauce IS delish - isn't it? Doesn't hold a candle to what you can buy in the store! My mom, sisters, and I usually make and can a bunch to last us though the year when it's apple season here (around October). I'm like you, I'm not a big fan of Granny Smiths to eat, but they're sure great to cook with. They're also great juicers (if you make your own juice) - love the kick they add. I also like "baked apples" that might be a southern thing, but it's basically made like apple sauce just with more cinnamon and you stop cooking them when they are still in slice form, but soft (before they turn to mush). Those are great over pancakes or with ham or pork...anything really!

  2. I can't believe I'm saying this but I may have to get adventurous and try this - sounds so good!

  3. oh yeah...it's sooo easy! I'll have to try juicing them Kristen!