Orchard Applesauce

Eat from the jar, or pair with grilled pork chops or potato cakes.


8 assorted apples (mix of any varieties)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup sweet apple cider
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons apple or pear brandy (optional)


Peel and core apples; cut into big chunks. In a medium-size saucepan, toss apples with lemon juice. Add cider, sugar, and cinnamon; bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon.

Mash to the consistency you prefer.

Stir in brandy.

Cool to room temperature; then cover and refrigerate.

Cooking & Recipes




4 cups

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

1 hour

Preparation Method

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