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  • 4 lb. apples (about 7 to 10 apples, depending on the size, peeled, cored, and quartered*, use apples varieties that are good for cooking such as Granny Smith, Pippin, Gravenstein, Mcintosh, Fuji, Jonathan, Jonagold, or Golden Delicious)
  • 2 strips lemon peel (use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths, zest only, not the pith)
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar, more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (can sub half of the white sugar with brown sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
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    Calories340Calories from Fat
    Total Fat0g0%
    Saturated Fat
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat
    Total Carbohydrate90g30%
    Dietary Fiber9g36%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Kita 2 years ago
    first time making applesauce & it turned out great!
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    Sonna 2 years ago
    Wonderful!! Very tasty!
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    Angela Poindexter 2 years ago
    Simple and delicious . I used Macintosh and Pink Lady apples
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    Robin 2 years ago
    Just made this first time ever making homemade applesauce, I opted for brown sugar and lemon juice with cinnamon and left out the lemon peel (as I don't have any) and it's delicious my hubby will love it!
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    Val Bullock 2 years ago
    This was delicious! Will definitely make agai. It was a great way to use up my apples before they went bad.
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    Ronald Noguera Jr. 2 years ago
    My daughter absolutely loves apples, and she loves apples sauce! Its a hit with her and the family, so it's now a regular dish to make
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    Munoz 3 years ago
    Perfect. I would definitely make it again
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    yummy! Used the juice of one large lemon and half the sugar (brown only). keeper in the family recipe book and kid approved!
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    BoldCulinaire 3 years ago
    Easy and Delicious! Would definitely make this again
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    Kristin Olaveson 3 years ago
    This was a very yummy applesauce recipe.
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    Felice H. 3 years ago
    Made 2 batches and they were kids-approved. Recipe was easy to follow.
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    Fresh2Chef 3 years ago
    This came out perfect! Because I like a more tart applesauce I used lemon zest instead of lemon peel & left it in the final product. I used 6 large Granny Smiths because I love their balance of tart & sweet. I actually didn’t use any additional sugar outside of the premixed McCormick’s cinnamon sugar (pictured). I think that if I added any additional brown or white sugar it would have destroyed the applesauce by making it entirely too sweet (& it probably would have ended up in the trash). I never thought about eating hot applesauce until I tasted it while making it & I was today years old when I could finally understand where the “pork chop & applesauce” eaters were coming from. If I hadn’t recently started abstaining from pork I would have certainly thrown a pork chop on the stove to try with it. I would definitely make this again & would recommend that anyone preparing this wait until the very end to add any sugar.
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    Paulie 4 years ago
    Great recipe, however, I would leave the sugar out completely until you have taste-tested your boiled down apples. I used Gala apples, and did not taste it first, and ended up with OMG too-sweet apple sauce! oops. So, I like the addition of lemon rind for flavour and to counteract some sugars, but I opted to grate the exterior of the lemon instead, this way the lemon zest just disappears into the apple sauce. If you have less-sweet apples, you may not want any lemon at all. The cinnamon stick is a great idea for just a hint of flavour! Maybe add other festive spices depending on the time of year. I will try some different fruit combined with apples next time, but I will be watching the natural sugar levels to make sure they don't go thru the roof! I'll try pairing a sweet apple with a sour cherry or cranberry, then I'll taste-test for sweetness!! Thanks for sharing your family recipe!
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    This turned out great. For the future i would use less sugar .
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    Aliyah Robinson 4 years ago
    very tasty. i added more cinnamon and brown sugar
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    Adrianne Kinzie 4 years ago
    I used less sugar to start as suggested and it turned out delicious!
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    Mary Ann Pyszcz 4 years ago
    Delicious! Because my tree produces sweet apples I didn’t need any sugar
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    Amy 5 years ago
    always awesome! I always use up older apples with this recipe and everytime I make it everyone loves it! And it makes the the house smell sooo good