Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Making a simple, chunky applesauce, this recipe comes from the 2005 cookbook, Get Saucy. I prefer using either Mcintosh or Pippin apples for this sauce, & making a double batch allows for freezing some for later! [NOTE: in Oct 2009 I did try this using Fuji apples & it turned out VERY WELL, & I've now changed to using the apple cider!]
- 2 lbs apples, peeled, cored, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water (or apple cider)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- In a medium-size, heavy saucepan, combine apples, sugar & water & bring to a boil.
- Cover & simmer over medium-low heat until the apples are tender & broken down, about 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Raise the heat to medium-high & cook, uncovered, until liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes longer, then stir in lemon juice.
- For a smooth sauce, stir frequently or puree in a food processor.
- Serve warm or cold.
- Will keep, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for 2 months.
Who knew homemade applesauce could be this quick and easy?!? I scaled this back to 2 servings, using 2 good-sized golden delicious apples, and thought it was perfect - just sweet enough and just chunky enough. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
With two little kids around this is a must have recipe.Thanks for sharing.
Easy & tasty. Nice way to use up frozen apples. I kick myself cause I forgot to add the lemon juice. I had already froze the sauce in cubes so it was too late to fix it. I have another bag of frozen apples so I'll make sure I add the lemon juice next time.