This is Stella. My apple tree. Ok, I get that not everyone names their trees but Stella deserves a name. She has been here for a very long time. Stella is the biggest apple tree I have ever seen. With a trunk of over 9 feet around, she just might be over 100 years old assuming that she was planted when the house was built. Showing signs of her age, some of her largest branches have been dying off. I have been keeping a watchful eye.
Stella surprised me this year. She produced a bumper crop of beautiful, healthy apples. I don’t spray my trees so the apples can get pretty wormy by the time they hit the ground. But this year, not a worm to be found. Just healthy, tasty apples. Lots of healthy, tasty apples. Stella is one heck of a productive senior citizen.
In honor of her huge harvest this year I bring you Stella’s Apple Sauce. Believe me, there will be more apple recipes to come. I have to keep up with the old gal! This will freeze well so take advantage of the season and make extra! I also use this in many of my cookies and cakes..recipes to come.
Stella’s Apple Sauce
6 Apples (cored but not peeled)
1 t. Cinnamon
1/4 – 1/2 C. Agave (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
pinch Salt (optional)
Core and quarter apples. Place in food processor with 1/4 C agave. Process to applesauce consistency. Add more agave to taste.