Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
There is nothing better than homemade applesauce with apples from your own apple trees, and it is so easy to do! If you want chunky applesauce, use a potato masher to mash the cooked apples. If you prefer smooth apple sauce, run the cooked apples through a food mill.
- 3 -4 lbs apples, peeled, cored, and quartered (granny smith, fuji, or gravenstein apples, or a combination of all three.)
- 4 slices lemon peel
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 3 inches cinnamon sticks
- 1⁄4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar (up to 1/2 cup)
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Put all ingredients into a large pot. Cover. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes and remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Mash with potato masher.
- Ready to serve, either hot or refrigerated. Delicious with vanilla ice cream.
- Freezes easily, lasts up to one year in a cold freezer.
This recipe was simple and delicious! I love it when I see people using jarred applesauce and i think "Ha! I bet this applesauce is 10x better!" Thanks for making this recipe scrumptious and plain ol' simple!
Fast, simple, and delicious!!!
Love it. I made this with 4 lbs of apples from a neighbor's tree, believed to be macintosh. Cut white sugar to 1/4 cup. Had a bit of trouble finding the lemon peel at the end; next time I'll try tying them together. I like cinnamon so added 1/4 t at the conclusion. Served over crumbled graham cracker for a bit of crunchy texture. Thanks for submittal.