Applesauce

applesauce

Applesauce-who doesn’t like it.  I use this for my basic recipe, when I’m not going to can it.  With this as the base, I can then add anything to it I want.  Cinnamon, crushed strawberries or raspberry, anything.  The recipe is very easy and quick.  Try it.  You’ll probably never buy another jar from the store again.

3 lbs. Apples, peeled, cored and chopped (about 6) – tart apples make better sauce

3 cups water

1 cup sugar (can use white or light brown)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Place apples in large saucepan and cover with water.  Simmer over medium low heat until apples are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Mash with potatoes masher or run through food mill.  you can make it smooth or leave small chunks, whichever you want.  Add sugar and lemon juice.  Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes.