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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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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saucesational – An Experiment in Applesauce: Ginger Gold

Next apple up for the Sauce Test – Ginger Gold.P8170196 This is one of our newer varieties and it has gone over extremely well at the orchard.  It is similar to a golden delicious but ripens much earlier.  One of the neat things about this apple is it is slow to brown when cut. 
This apple also seemed to cook like a Golden Delicious – it really kept it’s shape.  P8170198 Here’s a foggy picture of the sauce after 2 hours in the slow cooker…I put the camera too close to the cooking apples and it fogged up… :)P8170199 Another view of the pot after two hours of cooking.
I let the apples cook for another hour and it eventually got a bit mushier but it did make a really nice chunky sauce.
It was a sweeter sauce with just a hint of tartness to it.  I enjoyed it quite a bit…not quite as good as the Zestar sauce but definitely delicious. 

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