Does your family love applesauce as much as mine? Consider making it yourself! It’s not as hard as you might think. Plus you’ll eliminate all that nasty high fructose corn syrup that’s in some store brands.
This recipe for Cinnamon Applesauce makes approximately 6 cups. Tweak it until it becomes a family favorite.
- 6 pounds of apples (organic if you can)
- 1 cup of apple juice
- fresh squeezed lemon juice (from 1 whole lemon)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Peel and core all of the apples. Cut them into 8 slices.
- Add the apple pieces to a saucepan with the apple and lemon juice, brown sugar and spices.
- Cook on low for 20-25 minutes until the apples are tender. Stir occasionally.
- Allow the mixture to cool for 10-15 minutes.
- Carefully transfer to a blender. Puree to your desired consistency. You can leave some small apple chunks if you like or blend it further until it’s smooth.
- Using a funnel, pour the applesauce into mason jars and refrigerate.