If you’re like us, you dove into all that fall in Maine and its bountiful harvests have to offer. Now, you’re staring at a 1/2 bushel of apples every time you enter your kitchen and searching for all your favorite apple dessert recipes. If you’re looking for a way to preserve them for later, enjoy them now, and something that isn’t reserved just for dessert, this applesauce recipe is your answer!
An easy recipe.
It couldn’t be easier to make your own applesauce. We’ll show you how.
Peel and core your apples. Cut into chunks. This recipe will use about 6 cups of apples.
Add apple chunks to large saucepan with 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of salter butter, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes (stir if needed).
Remove cover, add 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Use more or less of these ingredients according to your personal preference. Stir mixture.
For chunky applesauce, use a masher to break up larger chunks. If you prefer it thin, let mixture cool and use a blender. Add water if your sauce is too thick.
Dig in! Applesauce is great on its own, paired with dinner or as a healthy snack mixed with cottage cheese. Can or freeze to enjoy all year long. This easy applesauce recipe is sure to become a family favorite!