The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network (LFN) is celebrating the changing of the seasons on Sunday, September 19, 2021, by encouraging individuals, families, students, and seniors to make applesauce.
Join us for a Facebook LIVE cooking class at 2pm on Sunday, September 19th.
Apples are the featured Taste of Tennessee Harvest of the Month product during the month of September. Source your local apples locally from:
~Pick TN Website: www.picktnproducts.org/listview/apples
“We wanted to create a Tennessee tradition to celebrate the beginning of fall, broaden people’s knowledge about local apple varieties, encourage families to cook together, and to embolden culinary skills,” stated Samantha Goyret, Executive Director of the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network.
4 medium local apples (2-3/4″ diameter) – peeled, cored and chopped (Visit Pick TN Website)
¾ cup water
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Peel and core the apples. Slice apples in quarters or sixths. In a saucepan, combine apples, water, and cinnamon (You can add other spices like ginger or cardamom if you like). Cover the pan and simmer over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes until the apples soften fully. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher. Add sugar to taste, but often none is needed.
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The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a catalyst for a thriving and equitable local food system that is accessible to ALL.
Happy applesauce cooking!