Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Vintage Farmhouse Wild Apple Sauce

Happy almost Fall everyone. The kid's are back in school and the feeling of Fall is back. Today I decided I was going to make use of our old apple tree's and the lovely apples that are starting to drop onto the ground in our back yard. A simple wild apple sauce recipe will help ensure I won't waste another years crop. The kids love applesauce. A jar of applesauce goes pretty fast in our house so a big batch is in the works using our wild apples.

Women of the 1940's and 1950's would make use of the wild apples. In today's world I guess they would be called "organic" apples.  Our home was built in the late 1800's and we have many apple trees on our property. We have crab apples and as I call them "regular" apples. I'm not sure what kind I am using today but they are similar to a Mcintosh apple We are quite lucky to have those trees. I love to think a housewife lived in this farmhouse during the 1940's or 1950's and picked the same apples and stood under the same tree I am today. 

I was able to pick a couple of small baskets full. To be quite honest I found some beautiful apples laying on the ground already and foraged those too. I made a large batch of apple sauce and didn't use a real recipe. I went with taste testing to get the final product. I also made an apple crisp for this evenings dessert after dinner. 

Making apple sauce is quite easy and hard to mess up. Below a the ingredients I used to make my homemade apple sauce today. It can be made to taste.

Large Batch Wild Apple Sauce Recipe

20 Wild Apples - Peeled or Unpeeled 

2 Cups Water

1/2  Cup Lemon Juice 

2 TBS Cinnamon

2 Cups Sugar

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp Ground Ginger

1 tsp Allspice

Gradually add more water for a soupier apple sauce if desired.

All ingredients can be changed to desired taste.

Heat water, lemon juice and cut up apples together in pan on low. The apples will start to soften, Mash the apples using a potato masher or fork. Add ingredients if desired. 

Store it in the refrigerator or freeze it. What a wonderfully simple recipe.

 Enjoying the Day while gathering apples outback.

True Vintage Cotton Gingham Shirt Dress- Handmade Thrifted
Vintage Paisley Full Apron - Estate Sale Find
1940's Vintage Shoes - Brand Unknown - Thrifted
Earrings - Modern Basic Pearl Pierced Studs

Little Doggie - Millie our 8 year old Shi Zhu Mix we rescued from the shelter this past Spring.

Thanks for Reading! 

Happy Housewifing!