I miss living in North Carolina or Michigan. Fall meant a trip to the apple orchard. Not many apple orchards here in Florida. So, when I saw a good sale at Winn-Dixie for apples, I picked up 20 pounds of them! Four different varieties were on sale so, we got about 5 pounds of each: Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Macintosh, and Braeburn. I had wanted to try homemade applesauce when we lived in North Carolina, but didn’t have the money to buy canning supplies.
My husband and I set up an assembly line. I washed the apples and peeled them. My husband cored and sliced them. We placed the apples into a mixtures of lemon water so they wouldn’t brown too much. We had bought an apple corer awhile ago but it broke, good thing I have a willing husband!
- 6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, Sliced
- 1 Cup Water
- Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Cup Brown Suagr
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- 2 Tablespoons Real Maple Syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.
- Carefully puree in a food processor or blender.
I decided to puree mine in a food processor, but if you like it chunkier you can just use a potato masher.
We did three batches of this recipe and we are going to can them! Yum!
What is your favorite thing to do with applesauce?
Recipe adapted from the Pioneer Woman.