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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove lemon peel
  4. If the applesauce is too thick, add more water to thin it out.
  5. Taste. If not sweet enough, add more sugar and/or cinnamon to taste. If too sweet, add some lemon juice.