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Homemade Applesauce

Ingredients

  • 6 lbs apples I used Macintosh and Granny Smith
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup sugar or more to taste depending on your apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and coarsely chop your apples. Place in large stainless steel stockpot with 1 cup of water.  Stirring often, bring to a boil over medium heat. 

  2. Reduce heat and stirring occasionally, boil for 10-20 minutes.  At first it will seem like you need to add more water.  But as the apples break down, they will release juice which will make the applesauce come together. Softer apples will break down faster than more crisp apples.  

  3. When apples are very soft, transfer to a blender/food processor and process until smooth.  For a chunkier applesauce, use a potato masher to mash potatoes to your desired consistency.  

  4. Return apples to stockpot.  Add sugar, spices and lemon juice.  Stir well to combine.  Bring to a boil and gently simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and add more sugar if needed.  Enjoy warm with a dollop of dairy-free whipped cream for a delicious dessert.