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Indian Summer Applesauce

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Sam Jones/Quinn Brein
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2 quarts
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Indian Summer Applesauce

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Our Indian Summer Applesauce recipe is a reader favorite. Combine apples and purple plums for wonderful flavor and beautiful color!

Find out the origins of the phrase ‘Indian Summer’ here.

Ingredients
4 quarts (1/2 peck) apples
3 or 4 purple plums, pitted
2 cups sugar
juice from 1/2 to 1 lemon, to taste
cinnamon, to taste
nutmeg, to taste
Instructions

Wash and quarter apples and plums. (No need to peel or core apples.) Place in a large pot and add 2 cups water. Cover and boil until apples are soft and the peels are falling off. Add sugar. Simmer another couple of minutes, until sugar is dissolved.

Pour by small amounts into a food mill or other sieve, and press out the applesauce, discarding peels, seeds, and cores. Stir lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg into applesauce.