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This was a gem of a recipe! My daughter and I really enjoyed making this together. The secret ingredient was the lemon juice and zest which added the right amount of tang to the sauce. We but the sugar to 1/3 cup and it was still sweet. Thanks a lot!
It was awesoooooommmmmmeee sauce…
I love this recipe! I’ve been using it for a few years now. It’s a family favorite. I use a 6-8 cinnamon sticks instead of powder. I usually make a double batch and freeze half. Thanks so much!
I find that apples have enough sugar naturally so that there’s no need to add any. Also I wash ans scrub the apples but do no peel them. The skins are the best part of the applesauce.
Can we add honey to the applesauce?
Hi Emi, do you mean in place of the sugar, or in addition to the sugar? Honey has a very strong taste and can also turn dark brown when cooked, so I would tread carefully if swapping out some of the sugar with honey.
Yes in place of sugar
And if we are adding banana puree to the applesauce how much can we add?
Hi Emi, I think you’ll have to do that one to taste. I’ve never added banana puree to applesauce and don’t know what to tell you.
Ohh yeah will let u know for sure….will be making sapodilla banana chunks in applesauce….trying out this recipe…because we should invent some variation in the existing recipes for our college new product development
Used only about a pound of apples and scaled everything down, maple syrup to sweeten, a pinch of nutmeg in addition to cinnamon, and skipped the salt. Put on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream and crumbled Graham crackers on top. Lazy person’s apple pie – haha! Husband loved it.
Great recipe. Very easy to make.
I made this and used Oak Glen, CAArkansas black apples which I never tried before or even heard of. (Sweet and tangy baking apple) and Winesap Apples. Delicious.
Just made it for the first time. Absolutely love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. We eat applesauce with everything. I cannot even eat a pork chop without putting Apple sauce on it. I can’t wait to make pork chops now.
I’m so glad you like it Terri!
My brother’s Macintosh apples worked great. I also used coconut sugar in place of all the other sugars and it tastes marvelous. It did change the color. It is much darker and has a hearty,rich flavor. Thanks.
Hi! I was wondering if you can substitute sugar with honey?
Hi Artemis, honey has its own strong flavor, so using it instead of sugar would distract from the flavor of the apples. If you are trying to avoid sugar, some people just leave out the added sugar all together (if you do that you would want to scale back the vinegar or lemon juice).
Not worth the effort. Cider/lemon juice and salt spoil good apple flavor. Took 40 minutes of simmering to soften nine apples. Dean is spot on – I’ve been making them exactly like that for years.
Hello Elise I want to try this recipe. But can I freeze itt in freezer bowls?
Hi, Beverly! Yes, you can definitely freeze this applesauce. It should keep well for about three months. Enjoy!
I don’t know why people bother to cook the apples. I just core, chop, and blend them (granted, I have a vitamix) with some water and citrus juice, maybe some other fruit lying around or a spoonful of jam, et voila. Shake a little cinnamon over it.
Can I use Honey crisp apples for this recipe?
Hi Christine, they should be great!
The absolute best applesauce I’ve ever had!
Mmm! Made this and it was delish, thank you for sharing the recipe.
I’ve made a variation of this applesauce. I keep the peels on for the fibre, you just need an immersion blender to purée. Also, no need whatsoever to add sugar..apples are sweet enough!
Blown away by how delicious and perfect this is. I used a mix of gravenstein and golden delicious from a local orchard. Any idea how long this will last in the fridge? What I didn’t eat on the spot I packed into two sterilized weck jars.
Hi, CG! So glad you like the recipe! This will keep for about a week in the fridge, or up to three months frozen. (When I was a kid, my mom used to make HUGE batches of applesauce in the fall and freeze it in batches so we’d have it all the rest of the year. So good!)
Thanks for the guidance. We have a bumper crop from the backyard Apple tree. I’ll be making this Apple sauce daily for a while! Turned out great and the kids love it.