Homemade Applesauce

We’ve gotten a lot of wonderful apples in our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box the past month or so and no one was eating them.  I’ve never made applesauce before and was surprised at how easy it was – and how delicious!

INGREDIENTS

3 to 4 lbs of peeled, cored, and quartered organic apples. (Cooking apples are best – we had a great selection of Granny Smith, Fuji, and Macintosh)

4 strips of organic lemon peel – use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths

Juice of one organic lemon, about 3-4 Tbsp

3 inches of cinnamon stick

¼  cup Rapadura, Organic Cane Sugar or Stevia = to ¼ cup

1 cup of water

½  teaspoon of Celtic or sea salt

Directions

1 Put all ingredients into a large enamel or stainless steel pot. Cover. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

2 Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon sticks and lemon peels. Mash with potato masher.

That’s it! You can serve it either hot or cold.  Enjoy!

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