Today I have made Applesauce from fallen apples. Last night there was a heavy thunderstorm and heavy rains. In the common yard outside my apartmentcomplex there are these big appletrees. Anyone can pick the apples but I never see anyone but me do it. However most are so high up I cannot reach them. But due to the weather apples fell to the ground last night. This morning I went out and picked them. I have now cooked all and I got free Apple Sauce! I will freeze the jars and it will last me a year.
In the community were I live the commune have planted fruittrees in parks, playgrounds, along walkways and alongside roads. So anyone can pick and eat. And it is not only here. Check out these sites to see were you can find fruit for free to pick. These are here in Sweden. However #fruktkartan shows trees in Denmark and Finland too. People can add places if you know of trees. Check and see if you have something similar nearby were you live.
- 3 lbs apples (1, 3 kg)
- ¾ cup water
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Prepare the apples by slicing and coring them– no need to peel, unless you want to.
Place the sliced apples, water and cinnamon in a large pot or saucepan set over medium heat.
Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Use a potato masher, immersion blender, blender or food processor to “puree” the apples. Let the applesauce cool to room temperature, then store in the refrigerator for up to one week, freeze the jars.
My applesauce is darker because I didn’t peel my apples and I used cinnamon.