This is the first recipe of the fall collection that I am putting together.
Now that Summer is over, we will be spending a lot more time indoors as the weather begins to change. There will be more and more rainy days, and soon the snow will come. Hopefully not until December.
The fall season provides us with such an abundance of fresh and readily available fruits and vegetables – and it is my favourite harvest to create with in the kitchen with.
Pumpkins, Cabbage, Squash, Cauliflower, Turnip, and Sweet Potatoes are just a few of my favourites.
Being that Marlow is just beginning to start on solid foods, and Apples are at their prime right now, I decided to start with a basic apple sauce recipe.
We were at the market last night picking up a few things, and they had this bin of fresh picked apples just picked that day.
They were priced so great that we got a big bag of them, and it got me thinking of how I could use them in the kitchen besides just biting in to one?
In British Columbia we have many different types of apples just at our fingertips. There is no reason that we should be buying out of province during the fall season. There are twelve different varieties home grown right here.
Sweet white firm flesh
Great for salads and baking
Super sweet taste, very crunchy
Hold their shape well, great for baking
Sweet and rich flavour with medium firmness
Great for baking, their sweetness will allow you to use less sugar in your recipes
Tart and tangy with extra firm flesh
Sweetness increases with cooking
Sweet firm and crisp
Have short shelf life due to sugar content
Rich, tangy, juicy, and tender
Great for making pink applesauces, will need thickener if using for baking
Sweet, creamy and juicy
Has shelf life of 5 months, great for baking and sauces
Slightly tart, red and yellow flesh
Great for cheese plates
Sweet, yet tart and very juicy
Great for making fresh apple juice
Sweet, succulent, firm and crisp
Pair well with bold flavoured wines and strong cheeses
Sweet, tart, firm and crisp
Very short shelf life, best eaten fresh or used for fresh juice
Sweet, tangy and juicy
Can keep in fridge for months, excellent when used for baking
As you can see there are tons of choices during the fall seasons. Try them all and pick your favourites!
Call around to local orchards, some may offer apple picking right on site. This would be a great family outing on a sunny day.
Baby Applesauce Recipe
For this recipe I used Royal Gala apples. I chose this kind because they were available fresh picked at the market.
Cut in to small chunks
Place in pot and add SMALL amount of water. No more than 3 tbsp.
Bring to a boil, and cook until soft. This will take about 8-10 minutes
Use a masher or a fork to mush together
Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Can store in air tight container in fridge for 3 days.
This recipe is great for a starter food for your little ones. I leave it a little chunky so that Marlow can practice that chewing motion. It would also be great added into muffins, or my banana bread recipe to help keep it extra moist!
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