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El Salto Apple Sauce

  • 6-7 pounds McIntosh or Tart Apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

1. Combine apples, cinnamon, water, sugar, lemon juice and salt in a crockpot. Cook on high for 4.5 hours. Remove the cinnamon stick.

2. When ready the apples should be broken down and saucy. Mash any large apple pieces with a large wooden spoon to help break them down.

3. Adjust seasonings to taste.

4. Serve warm.

El Salto Splendor

MLS: 109226

Price: $1,595,000

Nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on a dead end lane in the supremely desirable El Salto neighborhood is this stunning and beautifully maintained 1.26 ac. manicured and fully fenced property. Conveniently located close to the Taos Ski Valley (the last RH turn before you head up the canyon!) and 20 minutes to town. A private and peaceful sanctuary surrounded by lush mountain gardens, covered portals, mature trees and an adobe walled courtyard w/fireplace and banco seating. Upon entering the 2684 sf home you are greeted by a magnificent view of the distant Truchas Peaks and an open floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and study/office. The dining, living and kitchen areas work together to create an effortless flow throughout the house. The gleaming chefs kitchen with quartz tops, breakfast counter, custom cabinets w/undercabinet LED lighting, Jenn-Air and Bosch appliances make for easy entertaining after a day of skiing. The spacious light-filled living room w/kiva fireplace provides a welcome place to relax during any season. From the living room enjoy a grand view, access to a covered patio, outdoor gardens and courtyard area. The primary bedroom suite includes a cedar-lined walk-in closet, an adjacent study w/built-in shelving, a luxurious bath w/polished sandstone, travertine, soaking tub and shower with river rock floor. The guest bedrooms with a shared private patio are located on the east end of the home allowing for quiet separation for family and guests. Features include hot water radiant heat, plastered walls, rough sawn herringbone and viga ceilings, Saltillo tile, natural gas to F/P, BBQ grill and a private well. The beautifully landscaped gardens filled with blooming flowers/shrubs, raised fruit/veggie beds, and trees have drip irrigation w/timers. Surface water rights provide water to remaining lawns, shade and fruit trees. Outbuildings include a Tuff shed, covered storage and potting sheds. Portions of roof drain to cisterns w/pump. Oversized 682 sf heated garage w/skylights, electric car outlet, work area, utility sink and ample storage cabinets. The ambience of this property is further enhanced by majestic views of El Salto and Lobo Peaks. We look forward to showing you this exceptional home that captures true Taos living. Please call for private showing.

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