An Apple A Day – Homemade Applesauce – revisited

Rori’s story is amazing. She had a stroke a year ago and created a blogging event to commemorate the occasion – An Apple A Day. Did you know that eating apples can help prevent strokes? I didn’t. Even more of a reason to eat them! This applesauce will definitely help hubby get a serving of apples in every day!

I made cranberry applesauce for potato pancakes last year. Since then I’ve been making homemade applesauce almost every week. Hubby loves it. I make a big batch and it’s usually gone within a couple days. I’ve perfected the applesauce so that it’s not overly cranberry-ie.

Homemade applesauce – by ME!
8-10 apples (I use Golden Delicious)
1 can whole cranberries
apple cider (or other juice)
water
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon (optional)

Core and cube the apples. I leave the skin on, but you can peel them if you want. Put cubed apples into a very large pot. Add the cranberries. Fill the can once with fruit juice (I use apple cider) and pour over apples. Fill can with water one or two times and pour over apples.

Turn on heat to medium. Cover apples and allow to cook until apples are softened, stirring every couple of minutes.

Add the sugar and cinnamon and stir. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Turn off heat and allow applesauce to cool to room temperature.

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10 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Cake”

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    Kate — June 28, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Ahhh. Tougas Farm is my FAVORITE PLACE!!! I have some family members who work there.

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    nutmegnanny — June 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    That farm looks awesome! I have never been strawberry picking either. I really should!

    This cake looks great too. What a nice hubby to make you such a delicious cake 🙂

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    Ashley — June 28, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my, this looks so delicious! I might need to request this for my birthday cake next year, I always ask for strawberry cake. 🙂

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    Karin — June 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Yum!

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    Memória — June 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try out this cake, but I just don’t like the addition of sour cream. I may have to get over my dislike of the sour stuff and make this. It looks great!

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    Jen — June 28, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    We subbed greek yogurt for the sour cream in case that sounds better to you.

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    Cara — June 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I think C should give B a strong hint about birthday cake baking 😉

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — June 28, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    The cake looks fantastic!!! I have never been strawberry picking, I’m sure my kids would love it though. We go apple picking every fall though.

    Funny, I just “found” your blog looking through a bunch of old recipes that I bookmarked in a file like a year ago. I had your Samoas Bars bookmarked to make and I forgot about them. I still want to make them!!!

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    Storibook Designs — July 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I live about 10 minutes from Tougas Farms… great place. Lots of great farmstands in this area actually!

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    Ingrid — September 4, 2010 at 2:54 am

    How nice of him! It does look good.
    ~ingrid

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