Homemade Applesauce

By Jennifer

Homemade applesauce

At least once a year it’s a good idea to make your own applesauce (a perfect foil for latkes, by the way);  yes, it’s annoying, but technically so easy, and it’s far tastier than store-bought.

  • 12 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Peeling apples

Peel and coarsely chop apples;

Apples in the pot

place them in a large pot.  Add the sugar and lemon juice.

Cooking applesauce

Heat on low, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes;  increase heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally for about 25 minutes, or until the apples are soft.

Mashing applesauce

Using a potato masher, mash until you reach the applesauce consistency you like (we’re partial to chunky).  Eat warm or let cool;  it keeps for up to a week in the refrigerator.

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