Photo: Steven Vote
This homemade applesauce recipe is great eaten straight from the jar, or pair with grilled pork chops or potato cakes.
Total Time: 30
Yield: 4 cups
- 8 assorted apples (mix of any varieties)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sweet apple cider
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tablespoons apple or pear brandy (optional)
Peel and core apples; cut into big chunks. In a medium-size saucepan, toss apples with lemon juice. Add cider, sugar, and cinnamon; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon. Mash to the consistency you prefer. Stir in brandy. Cool to room temperature; then cover and refrigerate.