This was our situation a few weeks back. And really there’s only so much apple crumble you can handle in the summer months.
Why not make yourself some applesauce? In addition to providing a tasty and nutritious snack, you can also use it as a dairy substitute in baking, and even add it to meat marinades to add flavour. And it’s not like it’s hard.
I had nine Mcintosh apples, which I chopped up relatively small. You can take the skins off if you like, but every time I do that I see my mother’s disapproving face in my mind and hear her saying, “that’s where all the vitamins are.” So I leave them on, for texture and colour.
Take two or three cinnamon sticks and about ten cloves, and wrap them up in a square of cheesecloth.
Make sure to remove and discard the spice bag when you’re done.
Squish the apples up with your spoon. If you really want to go super smooth, put the sauce in a blender. I like mine with a bit of structure.
The best part is that applesauce freezes up real good. So you can enjoy it any time!