Chunky Cinnamon-Ginger & Brown Sugar Applesauce

"If you're looking for something comforting to warm you from your lips to your toes, this applesauce will do the trick. I like to use brown sugar in my applesauce sometimes instead of white, plus I like to add ginger in addition to cinnamon to tease the taste buds with subtle spicy warmth. Serve warm and enjoy two types of heat! My family of four gives this applesauce eight thumbs up, and I hope you enjoy it too! (Note: Cooking time includes time needed to cool the applesauce to a manageable temperature.)"
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  • 5 medium apples, Northern Spy (or another tart variety like Granny Smith, Macintosh, Cortland, etc.)
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (heaping tablespoons)
  • 34 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 12 teaspoon ginger, ground


  • Peel and core apples and chop into 1-inch pieces.
  • Into a medium saucepan over medium heat, place apples, water and lemon juice. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the apples are soft, mash until reaching your preferred chunky consistency. Then stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes or per your preference. Serve and enjoy!

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