Awesome applesauce
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 5-6 pounds of apples (peeled, cored, quartered)
  • peel of half a lemon
  • Juice of two lemons
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (more if desired)
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  1. Add all ingredients into large pot over medium high heat. Cover and bring to boil then lower temperature to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Note: This also works great with a crockpot (high to boil and low for 30+ minutes)
  2. Once the apples get a soft and mushy remove lemon peels and mash with a potato masher. For a less physical approach an egg beater (personal favorite), immersion blender, food processor, or blender (pulsing) can smooth things out real quickly
Recipe by The Cheap Vegetable Gardener at