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  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Fine salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 2 cups apple cider, apple juice, or water
  • 3 pounds crisp apples (about 6 large), such as Fuji, Winesap, Gala, or Granny Smith

For smooth applesauce, core and coarsely chop the apples into 1/2-inch pieces, leaving on the peel. For chunky applesauce, peel, core, and coarsely chop the apples into 1/2-inch pieces. Put the apple chunks in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the apple cider, juice, or water and the cinnam...

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Variations on Applesauce

  • Applesauce
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 6 cooking apples, peeled and chopped
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Applesauce
    • 12 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Applesauce
    • 2 Tbs. granulated sugar (optional)
    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
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