Store-bought applesauce is often full of a lot of added sugar. Make yours at home in less than an hour and you’ll be pleased with how tasty the results are and how healthy it is!
- 4 lbs. quartered apples, cored (like Golden Delicious, Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, or Jonathan)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 3 to 4 1-inch strips lemon peel
Here are your instructions:
Place apples, water, cinnamon, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes, or until apples are soft.
Remove lemon peel. Mash until applesauce is desired texture