Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Summer Rambos

I’m trying to wrap my head around thinking of apples when the weather is summery and sweltering.  Like most people, apples come more to my mind when summer “falls” into autumn.

But, Summer Apples, aren’t unfamiliar to me. One of the most delightful things I’ve ever eaten is simple applesauce made from apples that ripen in July & August like Summer Rambo. Applesauce made from them is sweet and tart – like a cold glass of lemonade. It’s even more refreshing to me than a cold summer watermelon.

When the temperature hit 19 degrees this spring while the trees were blooming, I worried that there wouldn’t be ANY apples. So I tried not to think about specific varieties that I would miss more than others. Like a quote from one of my kids’ elementary school teachers “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit”.  I didn’t let myself worry about missing out on early-season applesauce.

But, …we have a bountiful crop of Summer Rambo apples. We all can enjoy the BEST applesauce you can put in your mouth.

We just started harvesting them.  They’re large, smooth & full of flavor. Don’t miss out.

Fresh Summer Rambo Apple Sauce

  • ½ Peck Summer Rambo Apples, peeled, cooked & sliced
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar
  • Pinch Salt

In a saucepan over medium heat bring the apples, water, and salt to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add the sugar, simmer another 5 minutes.  Enjoy warm, cold or my summertime favorite – frozen slightly like a slushie.

Are you up for making some for later?  Increase the ingredients above proportionately, pour the finished applesauce into freezer safe containers and pop them into your freezer. Easy Peasy!