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I Think There is Apple Sauce in My Future


I have an Anna Apple tree growing espalier style against my west fence in my herb garden. My boys and I harvested several bags of apples from this little tree this week.


Even though it is grown flat against the fence, I get tons of apples from this tree each year. That is the beauty of espalier.


After making an apple pie or two,I am going to make homemade applesauce!

How do you make applesauce you ask????

Well, I peel, core and slice the apples and place them in a crock pot with a little cinnamon and allspice. Then I let them cook for about 6 hours. These Anna apples are very sweet, so no sugar is needed!

Easy Peasy! YUM!

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Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy® and is the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two teenage boys and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.


  • Teresa says:

    That is great you get so many apples. They look so good. I love home-made apple sauce. And it makes your house smell so nice.

  • Ahh Yes Teresa,
    The smell of homemade applesauce is wonderful…almost as good as a peach pie baking in the oven!

  • Linda says:

    how do you espalier an anna apple tree? am new in apple tree planting. thanks. where can i buy anna apple tree?

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  • Ruth says:

    I want to make a lot of applesauce to have on hand. Can I use your process and then hot pack the jars of applesauce? Thank you in advance for your reply.

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