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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Sauce-Sational: An Experiment in Applesauce – October Baker’s Mix

Inevitably, if you walk into our apple store or stop by our table at a Farmer’s Market and ask us, “What apples make the best sauce,” – we’ll answer ‘Baker’s Mix, of course.’  With all this sauce testing I’ve been doing I decided I probably should try out a baker’s mix to have a true comparison.  I wanted to be sure that our recommendation is truly what I feel makes the best sauce.
So, I grabbed some MacIntosh, Cortland, and Idared apples (which is our current Baker’s Mix – don’t forget this changes throughout the season and even on any given day…you may get more of a variety…it’s whatever we have that’s good for baking!) and brought them to my kitchen to put it to the test.
016 I peeled, cored, and sliced the apples with my apple machine and turned the crock pot on.018 You can see in this photo some of the apples mushed – other’s didn’t.  I personally like my sauce with a little texture so this was definitely a thumb’s up for me.
When I tasted this sauce – it made me smile.
It had a fantastic flavor – the perfect blend of sweet and tart.  It was nice to see that our recommendation of Baker’s Mix was spot on. 
Because of this experiment I am finding out what other apples do work in their singular form, but at least so far…nothing has beat the Baker’s Mix.

Past apple tests:

On Deck – Valstar, Jonagold, Fireside, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Silken, Honeycrisp


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