Apple Sauce

Imagine fresh apples, spicy cinnamon and fragrant lemon; that’s exactly what this recipe tastes like.
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Apple Sauce

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Imagine fresh apples, spicy cinnamon and fragrant lemon; that’s exactly what this recipe tastes like.

Ingredients

  • 6 Pounds apples, peeled, cored, rough chopped
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Directions

Combine the apples, water, lemon juice, and brown sugar in a large stockpot, bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.

Taste and adjust sweetness with additional sugar, if needed.

Ladle hot applesauce into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles with a wooden skewer.

Wipe rims, add lids, and secure bands until the fit is fingertip tight. Too tight a lid prevents air bubbles from escaping during the canning process.
Process jars in boiling water for 20 minutes.

Remove jars and cool.

Store your apple sauce in a cool dark place for up to one year.

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.