Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs red-skinned apples, about 12
  • 1/2 lemon, unpeeled,sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Core apples and cut into eighths. Peel if desired; it's not necessary.
  2. Place in large, heavy pot with the lemon slices, cinnamon sticks and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often.
  3. Cook until apples are soft, 15 minutes or so. Remove lemon and cinnamon; stir in sugar.
  4. Put mixture into food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste and add more sugar if you like. Store in the refrigerator.