Maple Apple Sauce

It is simply magical living in an area where a “Special Forecast” means pretty leaves and not dangerous weather. I lived on under a darker umbrella for a time. Trust me, this special forecast from our ABC affiliate WDIO is absolutely charming.

It's a Leaf Forecast!

It’s a Leaf Forecast!

How can anything other than apple picking and canning seem important when such optimism and importance is placed on our gorgeous landscape?

I don’t have a counter argument. Instead, I spend my mornings chopping, dicing, and stewing bushels of locally grown apples.

Use nature to flavor your apple sauce.

Use nature to flavor your apple sauce.

A family friend picked these apples on a gusty night with only a headlamp for company. He wanted the apples off his trees before the storm hit and his vacation began. He delivered the apples to my mother before the sun came up.

I had to find a recipe to equal his efforts. I found it with the help of Maple Syrup tapped from our neighbor’s trees.

Pure Maple Syrup + Hand Picked Apples= Autumn

Pure Maple Syrup + Hand Picked Apples= Autumn

My recipe for Maple Apple Sauce is below. My daughters’ and I also made a batch with brown sugar. Substitute 1/2 cup brown sugar for the maple syrup and add a dash of nutmeg. We used white sugar too. It’s good, but lacks the depth of flavor the maple and brown sugar offer.

3 Amazing Recipes for Apple Sauce

3 Amazing Recipes for Apple Sauce

Don’t worry about canning your maple apple sauce. It won’t last long enough!

Maple Apple Sauce
Locally grown apple sauce. Delicious in its purity.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 quart
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  • 12 small apples
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Core and chop apples. Do not peel.
  2. Add ingredients to a pot.
  3. Cover. Cook over high heat until boiling.
  4. Lower heat to simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Stir frequently.
  6. Cool in pot.


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