Orchard Applesauce

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Orchard Applesauce

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.

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