Easy Apple Sauce
Try this super easy recipe and enjoy! Whether you picked your own apples from a local orchard or they are from a nearby market - September is the perfect time to make some yummy apple sauce.
Eat warm or chilled for a snack, on ice cream, with roasted pork, or my favorite way – as a dunking condiment for a grilled cheese sandwich!
- 4 pounds of apples (about 8 to 10 apples), cored, and quartered. A mix is best! I like Granny Smith, Mcintosh and Fuji.
- 2 strips of lemon peel
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbs sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
- pinch of salt
- lemon juice to taste
- Put apples with lemon peel, cinnamon, sugar and salt in 1/4 cup water in a large pot. I leave the apple peels on as it is easier, healthier and results in better flavor.
- Bring to a boil, then lower the temperature, cover the pot, and maintain a low simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the apples are completely tender and cooked through. If your sauce is sticking to the bottom, add a little more water.
- Remove lemon peel
- If the applesauce is too thick, add more water to thin it out.
- Taste. If not sweet enough, add more sugar and/or cinnamon to taste. If too sweet, add some lemon juice.