We’ve always had an apple tree and we’ve been really lucky with the output each year. This recipe from Simply Recipes turned out to be the one for applesauce and with a counter top peeler it’s super easy to whip up. A terrific snack, baking ingredient and hot cereal topping, I freeze most of what we make so that we can enjoy it when we wish!
3–4 lbs. of apples, peeled, cored and sliced (we fill up our 6 L soup pot)
3 wide strips of lemon peel, 2-3 inches long (use a vegetable peeler or be careful with a paring knife)
3–4 T. lemon juice – or all of the juice from the lemon that you peeled
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 c. EACH white sugar AND brown sugar
1 c. unsweetened apple juice (or water)
1/4 t. salt
Put everything into a large pot and bring it to a boil with regular stirring. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently for 30-40 minutes, you don’t really need to watch it, but you do need to stir it.
When the apples are cooked, remove the pot from the heat and take out the lemon peels and cinnamon stick. I used an immersion blender, but I’m sure a potato masher would work, to puree the sauce. Allow it to cool and then eat it, refrigerate it or freeze it as you would – enjoy!
- Category: Applesauce, Sauces