Classic Applesauce

"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!]"
 
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
4
Yields:
2 cups
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.

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Reviews

  1. loof751
    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!
     
  2. littlemafia
    With two little kids around this is a must have recipe.Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Mustang Sally 54269
    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.
     
  4. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Good applesauce. Not too sweet. Next time I might try adding cinnamon!
     
  5. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    I used the rest of my apples from the summer yield from the orchards and made this delicious applesauce to go with "Saturday Lunch at the Farm" yesterday. Instead of the water, I used some left over apple cider and let her cook away. The aroma was enough to bring you to your knees. Towards the end of the cooking time, I added 1/4 tsp. of vanilla and stirred in and finished the cooking time from there. Glorious Syd! Thanks for posting!
     
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  1. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    I used the rest of my apples from the summer yield from the orchards and made this delicious applesauce to go with "Saturday Lunch at the Farm" yesterday. Instead of the water, I used some left over apple cider and let her cook away. The aroma was enough to bring you to your knees. Towards the end of the cooking time, I added 1/4 tsp. of vanilla and stirred in and finished the cooking time from there. Glorious Syd! Thanks for posting!
     
  2. Crafty Lady 13
    Very quick and easy applesauce recipe. I used apple juice in place of the water and added a little cinnamon. I have never tried freezing applesauce, but am going to freeze some of this batch to save for Christmas dinner. Thanks for another great recipe, Mike. Made for December, 2008 Aussie/NZ Swap.
     

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