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Homemade Spiced Applesauce

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 90
  • Total Time: 120

Description

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.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Peel and core apples. Cut into wedges about 1/2 inch wide and cut wedges in half to form chunks.
  4. Place apples in a dutch oven or (non-reactive pan). Add the sugar mixture and toss to coat all of the apples.
  5. Place lid on dutch oven. Bake for approximately 1 1/2 hours or until apples are tender.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve warm with your favorite biscuits or latkes.
  8. Refrigerate or use within five days.

Stove Top Variation

  1. Simmer over medium low heat for approximately 25 minutes until apples are very tender, stirring occasionally.

Crock Pot Variation

  1. Add 1/2 cup water and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours until very tender.

Notes

  • *Yield approximately 2 quarts.
  • Applesauce can be frozen for up to six months.