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Homemade Applesauce

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Level: Easy

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Description

Homemade applesauce is so easy to make and is an ingredient in lots of different meals. A total cinch!

Ingredients

  • 6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Cut Into 8 Slices
  • 1 cup Apple Juice Or Apple Cider
  • Juice Of 1 Lemon
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, More Or Less To Taste
  • Optional Ingredients: Nutmeg, Maple Syrup, Allspice, Butter

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.

Carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don’t fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth.

Store in the fridge and serve by itself, over pork chops, over ice cream, over pancakes…or any place where applesauce is needed!

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In Good Flavor on 2.17.2014

Every time I see homemade applesauce, it reminds me of when my grandmother taught me how to make it. This applesauce reminds me of her. Looks so good!

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Sandy Pudoff on 3.8.2014

I use this recipe to make baby food for my granddaughter and she loves it! She won’t eat the commercially prepared applesauce for babies which usually contain very tart citric acid. I do cut back on the brown sugar, but I add both cinnamon and fresh nutmeg for more flavor. I freeze it in ice cube trays and then store in labeled, freezer bags. One batch easily lasts her a month (at 7 months old) and it’s great to mix with cereal, vegies, meats, yogurt, or eat alone. Great recipe, thanks Ree!

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Val B. on 2.15.2014

This was the perfect way to use my freshly-picked apples from our local orchard! I’ve made applesauce before, but cooking the apples in cider, made a huge difference in flavor. I added nutmeg and loved the richness it gave the applesauce.

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