Homemade Chunky Applesauce
Recipe type: Fruit
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Serves: 10-12
This recipe is an old family recipe from my Aunt Rose. It goes perfectly with latkes for Hanukah.
  • 8 medium apples (Like honeycrisp, gala, fuji, pink lady, granny smith or a combination)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ¼ to ½ cup granulated sugar (depending on personal preference and the sweetness of the apples)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Optional- squeeze of lemon juice on the apples so they don’t turn brown.
  1. Peel and core apples and cut into small slices. I like to use an apple corer and slicer gadget. Once the apple is cut into 8 slices with the gadget, use a knife to cut each slice into 2 or 3 skinny slices, yielding 16 to 24 small slices per apple. Or just chop up the peeled apple any way you'd like.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a 6 to 8 quart pot uncovered. Bring to a boil and then turn flame down to medium. As the apples cook, stir periodically and mash apart with a fork or potato masher. Takes about ½ hour. The applesauce is ready when the apples chunks are tender and most of the water has simmered out. Applesauce will be chunky and delicious.
  3. Serve warm or cold. If making ahead, let cool and refrigerate in an airtight container with lid..
Recipe by Dana's Table at https://danastable.com/apple-sauce/