Recipe by Sandylee
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.
Top Review by vpboardman_13052879
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!
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.