Classic Applesauce Recipe

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Classic Applesauce Recipe

Easy to make - 4 ingredients and you're done

Take those apples and make some good stuff.


4 pounds of apples

A cinnamon stick or a chunk of bark

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice from a lemon (not a jar!)

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla paste 

salt of the sea

heavy pot or dutch oven, a food mill


#1: Put everything in the pot except the vanilla bean.

#2: Scrape the seeds of the pod into the pot and add the pod as well.

#3: Turn to medium heat and then turn down to low. Cover the pot.

#4: Stir the apples with a wood spoon to keep them from scorching. Add a touch of water if they are getting to hot or dry.  Cook the apples until soft and falling apart. 40 to 50 minutes.

#5: Uncover and cool. Ideally pass it thru a food mill. Or use a stick blender. If the apples are too watery return pot to the stove and heat until it thickens a little.

#6: Store in the refrigerator if you don't eat it all when it is warm.