- 4 pounds apples (about 7 to 10 apples, depending on the size, peeled, cored, and quartered*, use apples varieties that are good for cooking such as Granny Smith, Pippin, Gravenstein, Mcintosh, Fugi, Jonathan, Jonagold, or Golden Delicious)
- 4 strips lemon peel ( , use a vegetable peeler to strip 4 lengths, zest only, not the pith)
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice (more or less to taste)
- 3 inches cinnamon stick
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
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Paulie 4 months ago
Great recipe, however, I would leave the sugar out completely until you have taste-tested your boiled down apples. I used Gala apples, and did not taste it first, and ended up with OMG too-sweet apple sauce! oops. So, I like the addition of lemon rind for flavour and to counteract some sugars, but I opted to grate the exterior of the lemon instead, this way the lemon zest just disappears into the apple sauce. If you have less-sweet apples, you may not want any lemon at all. The cinnamon stick is a great idea for just a hint of flavour! Maybe add other festive spices depending on the time of year. I will try some different fruit combined with apples next time, but I will be watching the natural sugar levels to make sure they don't go thru the roof! I'll try pairing a sweet apple with a sour cherry or cranberry, then I'll taste-test for sweetness!! Thanks for sharing your family recipe!
Fran Moucheron Herring 6 months ago
This turned out great. For the future i would use less sugar .
Aliyah Robinson 7 months ago
very tasty. i added more cinnamon and brown sugar
Adrianne K. 7 months ago
I used less sugar to start as suggested and it turned out delicious!
Mary Ann Pyszcz 8 months ago
Delicious! Because my tree produces sweet apples I didn’t need any sugar
Nasser a year ago
Better than I expected the only thing I didn’t do was mash the apple after stewing and used a cinnamon stick as a whole not grounded as suggested.
Amy 2 years ago
always awesome! I always use up older apples with this recipe and everytime I make it everyone loves it! And it makes the the house smell sooo good