Joining with Amanda for her weekly This Moment post.
Here’s my recipe, which makes 4-5 quarts finished sauce:
Enough apples, washed, cored and cut into eighths, to fill an 8-quart pot heaping full.Â (I used about 24 med-large apples).
1 cup apple cider
1 Tbsp ground cassia cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground mace
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
Juice of one lemon
Directions:Â In a heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven, combine all ingredients except lemon juice.Â Cover, and cook on med-low until apples break down and become soft (about 1 to 1 1/2 hrs).Â Put apples through a food mill, return sauce to pot, heat to a simmer, add lemon juice.Â Process quarts for 25 min in a hot water bath canner.
3 thoughts on “Applesauce”
yum. i just love homemade apple sauce. 🙂
Oh, now you’re making me want to break out the canner again to do applesauce. I vowed not to do it this year after nearly doing myself in canning a bunch of windfall pears from a friend. Maybe next year… I’ll definitely try adding vanilla, or maybe even a vanilla bean of which I have lots!
Sounds delish! Enjoy your weekend.
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