- 15 minutes
- 40 minutes
- Approximately 1.5 to 2 quarts
The natural sweetness level of the apples will determine how sweet your applesauce will be. Feel free to adjust the sugar level to the type of apple that you use, or to make the recipe even healthier, leave the sugar out completely. Make sure that you reduce the lemon juice level as well since it balances the sweetness of the applesauce.
Place the peeled, cored and quartered apples into a large pot. Add the lemon peel, lemon juice, half of the white & brown sugar, cinnamon, water and salt.
- Bring the apple mixture to a boil on high heat, then cover the pot with at lid and lower the temperature. Maintain a low simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the apples are thoroughly cooked.
Removed the cooked apples from heat. Remove the lemon and cinnamon stick. Mash or blend the applesauce to your preferred consistency.
(If you use a blender, blend in small batches and do not fill the blender bowl more than halfway.)
- Add additional sugar to taste. If too sweet, add more lemon juice to balance the flavor.