So without further ado, here are the steps to making some amazing applesauce.
Apples, cored, peeled & sliced
Start by cutting apples into bite-sized pieces. This allows for more cooking surface so it cooks faster plus it will cook down nicely & not need to be puréed. The kiddos loved using plastic knives to cut their apples.
Next put apple pieces into a pot or pan & add sugar. The amount of sugar will depend on the type of apples used (I like to mix several different kinds) & how sweet you want your applesauce. Add enough water to cover the apples. When our class did it each of my 8 students added 1 package of sugar & abt 1/4 cup of water.
Next, cook on high until boiling, then lower the temperature to medium. Stir constantly so sugar doesn't crystallize & apples don't stick. Cook down until apples are cooked through & you are happy with the consistency. If it is too thick, add more water. The end product should be a thicker sauce than you would buy in the jars.
So, what is your favorite thing to do with your kiddos? What fun foods have you made together? I'd love to hear abt it.