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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, September 3, 2013

Saucesational: An Experiment in Applesauce - Akane

We were able to have a few of yet another new variety of apples to this orchard this season.  Hopefully next season we’ll have even more so more folks can get a bag (or two).  The Akane is one of the parents of the popular Sansa.  It’s a nice, crisp early apple with a sweet, tart flavor.  The feedback from our customers/apple eaters was this is definitely going to be a good apple.

Diane saved a few of the more damaged ones and I was able to make it into some sauce for my Saucesational Experiment. 

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I peeled, cored and sliced the akane’s up and piled them full into my mini crock pot.  They kept their shape for quite awhile in the heat but all of a sudden I came to stir them and they were done!  The cooked down pretty smooth but I almost felt the texture was slightly flaky. 

Jared really liked this tart flavorful sauce, but for me it was a bit too tart.  I tried it right after the sansa sauce and it felt sour to me.  But, since the Sansa’s made such a sweet sauce, I waited, and tried it again later with a fresh pallet.  Still tart but no longer sour. 

Definitely a different flavor and texture but if you’re into tart applesauce this may be the apple for you in 2014. 

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