Slow Cooked Applesauce


5 apples from a local tree if possible
1 cup water (more if necessary)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Peel and core apples. Thinly slice and rough chop them. Add them to a medium-to large pot over medium-high heat on the stove. Add water and stir. Once the water starts to simmer, reduce heat to med-low and stir. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and stir. Cook over medium low heat for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Depending on how you like the consistency of your applesauce, cook another hour for softer sauce.




Tom | Tall Clover Farm's picture

Melissa, this is a great recipe and one that's very similar to mine, I may add a pinch of ground cloves and a shot of calvados if I'm feeling fancy. The one thing I do like to do is add more chopped apples to the sauce over a day or two period and then the sauce is creamy and chunky thanks to less-cooked cooked apples that find their way into the pot before canning.

Melissa Peterman's picture

Thanks Tom! I love the idea of cloves and calvados- that is exactly what I am going to do with my next batch. I really appreciate the tip!!


Serving suggestions: Eat warm or cold either by itself or on vanilla ice cream or served on the side of stuffed pork chops.

Recipe my mother has made for more than 25 years.


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