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Perfect! I settled on your recipe bc I found the lemon peel and brown sugar option very tempting. I made it without sugar bc I am diabetic, but I sprinkle just a bit on to enjoy with each serving.
It turned out really good. I substituted orange peal and chose to use apple cider vinegar. I only used brown sugar and it was about a half cup. I use close to 15 very soft gala apples and two granny smith. I really like the orange zest.
It smells wonderful whilst simmering away on the hob and tastes absolutely divine. I would definitely give this recipe a try. You will not be disappointed
Made this recipe and totally forgot to remove the lemon peel before pureeing apples . Lol it came out a little more acidic than I prefer so I just put more sugar to balance it out.
I missed that step too!!! But I actually really love lemon so it worked for me!
My neighbor gave me a bag of apples. I knew I couldn’t eat them all before they went bad. So I made applesauce. Very pleased with the outcome!!!
Love this recipe. I can’t eat whole or sliced apples with braces. I didn’t want to substitute to store bought apple sauce. This recipe gives me control on the amount of sugar I’m consuming. I added a little turmeric. Turned out great.
So easy & very good.
Great recipe but I use minced apricots instead of sugar. I boil them first in the water with spices then add the apples.
Great idea on using apricots! I have dried figs and dates. I did not even think about the natural sugar in dried fruits.
Had fun making this with my toddler. Easy and yummy. Thank you!
I love that you made it WITH your toddler! Woot!
Do you freeze it in jars or ziplock bags?
Hi Tom, we make big batches and freeze them in quart sized jars. But you could easily freeze smaller batches in ziplock bags.
Great recipe! I added two pears (because they needed to be eaten) and used about 1/3 cup dark brown sugar. Not too sweet, not sour, just perfect with apple-brined roast pork shoulder
I was given Honeycrisp apples. I’ve never made applesauce, will this type of apple work? The recipe sounds absolutely delicious. Oh, and easy.
I just made this recipe with only honeycrisp apples and it turned out great. I like cinnamon so I used extra and needed NO sugar. Had no lemon juice or apple cider vinegar so I used lime juice.
Delicious! Any chance you have calculated nutritional information on this?
Does anyone know how long will it last in the refrigerator without sealing the cans?
Hi, Kim! Fresh applesauce varies–I’ve had it stay fresh for a week or two before it gets moldy. It depends! This applesauce will last at least a year in the freezer. However, if you are looking for information on how to can applesauce, I would visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Make it every year after Apple picking with the family!
Love , Love this applesauce recipe! My Grandbaby just loved her applesauce . She hardly eats anything but loved her applesauce tonight. So if I can find an easy and tasty recipe that she will eat I keep it!I did use the apple cider vinegar you suggested. All the rest the same.Thank you so much for the recipe.
Great Recipe! I did use less lemon juice- 1 TBSP, Not 3 TBSP.I used less than 1/4 cup white sugar. Not 1/2 cup.I also added Pumpkin Pie Spice on top of the Cinnamon! Yum
Hi Karena, good call to reduce the lemon juice if you were reducing the sugar. Those need to be in balance. So glad you liked it!
This is terrible! It taste salty and acidic no matter how much sugar you add. I thought I would be adventurous, but please people stick to apples, water, sugar and cinnamon. It never fails.
You must have done something wrong. All the comments are positive and I made it and it’s good. What type of apples did you use?
Are you sure that you didn’t get the salt and sugar mixed up I’m sorry I have been guilty in the past getting those 2 mixed up. Shame it didn’t work out, I hope you found an answer.
Great recipe! My neighbor gave me some apples from their camp, so thought I would make applesauce and remembered that I liked lemon in it from the last time I made it a few years ago. The only thing I changed was to use coconut sugar instead of refined sugar and I got the perfect amount of sweetness with just enough tartness. Will be great with almond milk yogurt. I always cook my applesauce longer so it get thick, then I don’t have to mash it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I followed all ingredients. The sauce looked good, not thick nor thin but it was too sour. Maybe you should state 1 TBSP instead of 3
Hi Cynthia! Sorry to hear that your applesauce was too sour. I’m wondering if maybe your apples weren’t very sweet? That could have something to do with it. That being said, feel free to play with the recipe to suit your tastes–cutting back on the lemon juice isn’t a bad idea if sourness was your end result. If you do, please let us know how it goes!
It says in the recipe to add sugar if too tart (sour). Did you read the entire recipe? I’m sorry if I sound a little “sour” myself, but it always gets me when folks criticize a recipe and the problem IS covered in the directions. Sorry.
Can this recipe be preserved in glass mason jars?
Hi, Valerie! The recipe uses glass mason jars to freeze the applesauce. If you are looking for information on how to can applesauce, I would visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation.