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New England Applesauce

We once lived next to an apple orchard and used the fresh fruit to make lots of delicious applesauce. This is my own recipe, and people have been telling me for years that it's so good it should be published!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Rome Beauty or McIntosh apples
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine syrup, optional

Directions

  • Peel, core and cut apples into wedges. In a large kettle, combine all ingredients except grenadine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes or until apples are fork-tender.
  • Mash apples to a chunky texture or process with food mill for smooth sauce. Stir in grenadine if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 161 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.

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