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Chunky Applesauce

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50 Min

Applesauce is good anytime, alone or as a side dish, but it's absolute perfection when it's a homemade Chunky Applesauce teamed with homemade potato pancakes on Hanukkah or any day.

What You'll Need:
  • 8 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices (see Note)
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
What To Do:
  1. In a soup pot, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes, or until desired texture, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick. Allow applesauce to cool then cover and chill until ready to serve.

Makes about 4 cups.

  • Use whatever type of apples you prefer.
  • If you prefer smooth applesauce, cook this until the apples have cooked down to a puree.
  • Since apples vary in moisture content, you may need to add a bit more water during the cooking in order to get the right consistency.

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Can this be made in a crock pot?

Yes, you can absolutely make this in a slow cooker! Just cook for 2-3 hours on high, or 4-5 hours on low.

Can you use apple cider instead of apple juice?

I wasn't going to like the previous poster's suggestion until I tried it. Well, I tried it. It's perfect! And so is this applesauce!

I wasn't going to like the preview commenter's post until I tried it. The recipe is so good, but that post saved me tons of work! It works just like she said. And that is wonderful applesauce, when you can do it with this recipe and so little work

The apples do not have to be peeled or sliced, waste of time. Cut in half and remove the core with a small melon scoop. Place apples in large pot or skillet, add water to about half way up the apples. Cover & simmer. A glass cover will allow you to see if you need to add water. The skin can be lifted off with a fork as it loosens, this gives the sauce color and the nutrients from the skin. Add sugar & spices to taste. You can break up the apples with a wooden spoon. So much better than jar sauce.


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