15 ways to use your apples
Upgrade snack time with a fresh version of this classic treat. Then go to the head of the class by adding red hots.
(From "The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook," Workman, 1985)
Makes about 7 cups
20 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1. Place the apples in a large saucepan and pour in the cider. Simmer, uncovered, over medium high heat for 40 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so to prevent sticking.
2. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and continue to cook, stirring to break down the apples until it is a chunky sauce.
Punch up a classic treat with Red Hots candy.
Red Hots applesauce
You'll need a food mill to make this applesauce. Use any apples you have or mix several varieties.
8 medium apples
1/2 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon Red Hots
Without peeling the apples, cut them into 2-inch pieces.
1. In a saucepan, combine the apples, water, cinnamon, and Red Hots. Bring to a boil, turn the heat to its lowest setting, and cover the pan.
2. Simmer the apples for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until they are pulpy. Add more water if necessary.
3. Work the apples through a food mill. Serve warm.