I haven’t used my Apple-Peeler-Corer-Slicer in ages. A few weeks ago I went apple picking with my folks and kiddies and decided to make Apple Sauce with my half of the bushel of apples we had picked. I was mostly interested in the Gala trees since those yielded the sweetest apples in the orchard. I threw in a few Granny Smith for good measure but it was mostly the Gala to get the job done right.
After peeling/coring/slicing what seemed to be about 25 apples, I piled them high in my crock pot, sprinkled them with about 2/3 cup of sugar, 1 T. cinnamon, and about 2-3 T. lemon juice. I cooked the batch on low for 6 hours then took my immersion blender to the entire batch. I completely pureed the apple sauce into a fine textured, smooth and creamy batch of comfort food love. This is German style Apple Sauce since it is so smooth. We tend to eat it chunkier here in the US but give me the smooth stuff any day. Try a dab on a potato cake. Sigh. Oh, I got about 10 or so cups of Apple Sauce when it was all said and done.
While at the orchard, I had purchased a few items that looked unique to me such as Sweet Potato Butter and Kickles- Pickles with a Kick. Cute. But that Sweet Potato butter was delicious, and I must figure out how to make it someday.