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.

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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.







Outfit
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!









5 comments:

  1. Don't you look pretty! I love what you're wearing.

    I have never eaten or made apple sauce, but then in Britain it's generally used as an accompaniment to pork and I've been vegetarian since I was twelve xxx

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    1. Hello and Thank You for the compliment.

      I grew up eating pork chops with applesauce as well. We are in New England and I thought it was a usual meal here. Interesting to see it is in Britain as well. I also love my fans from Britain like yourself. Thanks for stopping by.

      Mrs. Jenn

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  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely! You are dressed so nicely and what a wonderful way to come into fall.

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    1. Thank You so much! Fall is my favorite time of year!

      Mrs. Jenn

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  3. Glad I found you! Very interesting!!

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