Fill your kitchen with the intoxicating aroma of warm spices, when you make this Homemade Spiced Applesauce made from fresh-baked apples, warm spices, and brown sugar. A perfect touch of Fall.
- 3 pounds Granny Smith apples
- 3 pounds sweet baking apples such as McIntosh, Gala
- 1/2 stick real butter, unsalted
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place butter, sugar, cinnamon and allspice in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter has melted and mix to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Peel and core apples. Cut into wedges about 1/2 inch wide and cut wedges in half to form chunks.
- Place apples in a dutch oven or (non-reactive pan). Add the sugar mixture and toss to coat all of the apples.
- Place lid on dutch oven. Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until apples are tender.
- Using a potato masher, mash about one half of the apples and leave the rest in chunks, or you can mash all of them if you prefer.
- Serve warm with your favorite biscuits or latkes.
- Refrigerate or use within five days.
Stove Top Variation
- Simmer over medium low heat for approximately 25 minutes until apples are very tender, stirring occasionally.
Crock Pot Variation
- Add 1/2 cup water and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours until very tender.
- *Yield approximately 2 quarts.
- Applesauce can be frozen for up to six months.