We got the apple tree picked last Saturday, along with getting the wood rack out unto the now covered deck :).
28 quarts of applesauce and boy does it taste great. There have been years we have had more on the tree, but after 3 years of late frosts and so none this was still good.
I made a applesauce cake yesterday, very yummy.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1/2 cup butter
1 and 1/2 cups sugar (I used a blend of sugar and Truvia which made it 1 cup worth of that.)
Add 2 eggs, blend
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup white flour
(Or 2 cups of which ever you have)
Optional 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries(or both if you wish)
Optional 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Blend well and bake for 30 to 40 minutes until springs back in the middle.