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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Homemade Applesauce

Apple season is upon us. If you happen to find yourself in the woods next to an apple tree (it has happened) keep this recipe in mind to make some mouth-watering applesauce in your Trangia with a little sugar from your brew kit and a little water from your canteen. The lemon juice is really just to keep the apples from coloring so don't worry too much if you don't normally hike with a fresh lemon in your pack.

  • 6 apples, McIntosh preferred
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, optional

Peel and core apples and cut into quarters. Place them in your deepest pan with the water and lemon juice then bring to a boil then adjust the simmer ring on your burner and simmer 30 minutes to break them down and get them to thicken. Take off the heat and stir in the sugar and cinnamon, if using.

If you don't have a simmer ring for your Trangia burner you should seriously consider getting one. It'll fit both Military and Civilian burners and will dramatically extend your fuel for cooking "missions" such as this one.

Carve a wooden spoon while you wait for this delicious and nutritious treat to thicken up and you'll be ready to go as soon as it cools enough to eat.




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