About this recipe
You cannot get any closer to your food than climbing a tree and picking the fresh apple off right then and there. Great to eat in-hand, or in this killer applesauce recipe (the vanilla's the secret).
Yields 10–12 servings
15–20 local apples, peeled and cored
1⁄4 cup water
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Juice from 1⁄2 lemon (optional, used for preservation)
Place all ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook on high for 15 minutes. Once steam is released, open pressure cooker slowly.
Using a potato masher, mash apples to desired consistency. Enjoy!