Good basic applesauce. Add some red-hots (cinnamon hearts candy) to boost the flavour and the colour.
- Core apples and cut into eighths.
- Peel if desired; it's not necessary.
- Place in large, heavy pot with the lemon slices, cinnamon sticks and water.
- Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often.
- Cook until apples are soft, 15 minutes or so.
- Remove lemon and cinnamon; stir in sugar.
- Put mixture into food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Taste and add more sugar if you like.
- Store in the refrigerator.
I finally made this today, and it's fantastic! Since I had only 2 lb of apples, I halved the recipe, and for a while, I was worried that 1/4 cup water would not be enough, but all went well, and I have a jar of yummy applesauce sitting in my refigerator now! Thanks Lennie, now I have something to top my pancakes with!
I've made a lot of applesause and this is a very good recipe! I used Granny Smith apples, as that is what I had on hand. I put all the ingredients into the pot, including sugar with a little extra to our tastes. Results were perfect! Very easy recipe. Thanks, Lennie!
The coring of the apples took a long time. But, when the applesauce was ready, I was DELIGHTED! Absolutely lovely in taste, I felt like a kid when licking the blender jar towards the finish:) Also, this recipe brought back memories of one of my most favourite desserts known as 'Blushing apple'. I'm now all set to make all sorts of goodies with this delicious yummy applesauce!