Episode 1: Peeling and Coring an Apple

Here's the basic process: After chopping the apple into quarters, pick up a quarter. Use a "V" cut to remove the core in the center. Then, starting at one end, cut off one half of the peel. Then turn it around and cut off the other half of the peel. That's it.

Making applesauce is a bit tedious, though; you have to peel and core twenty-four apple quarters. Doesn't take forever, but it is a time investment.

When I described the applesauce ingredients, I mistakenly said that you add some sugar. Instead, you use honey; no sugar. Sorry about that.

Here's the recipe, straight from Alton Brown:

3 Golden Delicious apples 3 Fuji apples 1 cup apple cider or juice 2 Tbsp cognac or brandy 2 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp honey 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 microwave-safe container

Peel, core, and quarter the apples, and put them in a microwave-safe container. Add all remaining ingredients. Put the top on, but leave a corner unsealed to let steam escape. Microwave on high for ten minutes.

Using a hand blender or potato masher, blend to desired consistency (I like it chunky).

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