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Home-Made Applesauce

Updated: Nov 16, 2022


• 1 ½ pounds any variety of “Organic” sweet red apple, about 4 medium**

• 1 ½ pounds of “Organic” Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples, about 4 medium**

• 1/3 cup water

• 4 tablespoons maple syrup or honey, more to taste

• 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

• 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or 1 tablespoon lemon juice


1. Peel, core and chop the apples into 2″ chunks. In a medium Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine the apple chunks with all the ingredients. Cover and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender and falling apart, about 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Remove the pot from the heat. For chunky applesauce, use a potato masher or pastry blender to break it up to your desired consistency. For smooth applesauce, blend it in your food processor.

3. Let it cool to room temperature before covering and storing it in the fridge. Leftover applesauce will keep well in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

**Notes: Why buy organic? Apples are on the Dirty Dozen list, meaning that conventionally grown apples are generally high in pesticide residues.

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