Third official day of fall. I never realized how much I love fall until recently. It’s the best of the best. First and foremost, it brings back my favorite, comfort food. Soup in particular. I love soup. And of course, the leaves change color and it is so pretty outside. Fall also means my absolute favorite wardrobe. Fall jackets, puffy vests, blazers, riding boots, cute scarves, tights, mustard yellow in every possible place. I freakin’ love mustard yellow!!
In my opinion, apples are a quintessential fall flavor. My Mom and Dad brought home apple cider donuts a few weeks ago from Tom’s and I scarfed one down in record time. Embarrassing. They said they were hot when they got them and ‘melted in your mouth’ which sounds heavenly…but absolutely no complaints about the room temp one I ate either.
In an apple mood, Kara and I decided to make applesauce. I am not kidding when I say that this was the first time Kara has ever tried applesauce. No comment. We decided not to peel our apples because…who has time/energy for that?! Not us. So we just cooked our apples down then plopped them in our food processor. I can’t believe how good our applesauce turned out. It was a little darker than say…Mott’s…but that’s because we left the peel on.
And for anybody wondering. Kara likes applesauce. Who knew!
And a sidenote…here are a few of my favorite fall finds.
Peter Pan Shirt (heather grey is sold out, already tried.)
These boots (I don’t care what you say…I can pull them off)
Minnetonka Moccasins (I already have boots, but I need these too!!)
Chevron (new to me, but so into it)
Chai Tea (warms my soul)
Yield: 2 cups
3 pounds apples (we used 4 organic Pink Lady apples)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
2 cups water, separated
Slice apples and add to a large pot along with cinnamon and honey. Add about half a cup of water to start and cook, covered, over medium-low heat for an hour. Stir regularly and add water as needed, if apples start to burn or get dry.
Once softened and pastelike, add apples to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Store in the fridge in mason jar or small a container.
Source: A Live Love Pasta original