Eight of those apples became applesauce for latkes! I used Fuji, Granny Smith and Braeburn. When my kids were small I found a fun apple peeler that worked out really well, not just for apples, but for potatoes, too.
Be really careful and not so dumb as to keep your ingredient bowl right next to the apple peeler when you try to get the core off the silly gadget! I figured that out after the first apple! Nothing like honey and apple juice all over the place. Well, at least I didn't burn anything. but then I'm not up to latkes yet!
Ten Minute Applesauce
Source: Alton Brown, Food Network
3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and quartered (I also use Granny Smith and Braeburn)
3 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 cup unfiltered apple juice (filtered clear juice works, too)
2 tablespoons cognac or brandy (I used Calvados)
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I used more)
In a microwave-safe container with a lid, combine apples with all other ingredients. Close lid, leaving one corner of lid open to allow steam to escape. Microwave on high for 10 minutes.
Using a hand blender, blend to whatever consistency you like. Serve hot immediately or chill for later use. You can also use a potato masher.
Stop back tomorrow, later on these potatoes and onions ...
will become potato latkes! Happy Hanukkah!