However, I do use a lot of applesauce in baking so I decided to make the remaining 24 apples and 10 pears into Apple-Pear Sauce.
When I looked online- everyone (I mean everyone) said not to use Granny Smith Apples for applesauce because it wouldn't be sweet enough.
But I did it anyway- gotta go with what you got, right?
I don't know if it was the pears or the tablespoon of sugar I added- but the applesauce is perfectly sweet. I buy unsweetened applesauce from the store- so maybe the applesauce I know is not as sweet as the stuff people we talking about online. Whatever the case- I successfully made nearly 14 cups of Apple-Pear Sauce yesterday- with the forbidden Granny.
However, like the apple butter, I did not take any pictures. I really don't think you want to see pictures of beige blobs in a pot, then in the Cuisinart, and then in cans. Sorry to disappoint, but pureed apples are just not that pretty or photogenic.
Homemade Apple-Pear Sauce
from me, Betty and the Internet
for every 4 apples/pears add:
- 1/2 C water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- Peel, core and cut apples.
- Cut and core pears.
- Place with water and sugar in an appropriately sized pot and boil until tender.
- Pulverize in a food processor until it looks like applesauce.
- Cool and refrigerate for up to a week or process in cans.