Homemade Applesauce
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Recipe type: Sides
  • 3 pounds of apples (You can use any mixture of sweet apples: Cortland, Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, etc. Quinte apples are nice for early in the season too.)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup water
  • juice from ½ a lemon
  1. Chop the apple into large chunks, with the skin still on.
  2. Toss the apples into a large saucepan. Add the sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Add the water and lemon and give it a stir, combining everything together well. Bring the liquid to a boil and simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes. The apples should be tender and broken up.
  4. Run the apple chunks through the food mill, and discard the skins.
  5. Return to the saucepan, and simmer for another 5 minutes to thicken the sauce slightly. Adjust season with sugar, cinnamon or lemon juice.
  6. To freeze it, I pour it into mason jars and then pop them in the freezer without the lids on. Once it is completely frozen in a couple of hours, I screw on the lids. This prevents the liquid from expanding and bursting the glass jar.
  7. This applesauce is great warm or chilled. I also like to use it in recipes as a substitute for oil when I am trying to make something lighter.
Recipe by Life at Cloverhill at https://lifeatcloverhill.com/2009/11/applesauce.html