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This is my Mother’s recipe for applesauce.  She made it every fall around apple picking time.

This recipes keeps getting lost, so I wanted to add it to the blog before I couldn’t find it again.  It is on a small piece of paper.  It’s December now.  I will make this next fall and update with a photo and how much this makes.  She used to keep it a slightly chunky when she mashed it.

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November 30, 2019
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  • 10 quart pot full of apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 4 cups lemon lime soda
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • Step 1 Wash and dry the apples. Peel them and cut away any bad parts.
  • Step 2 Core and slice the apples and put them into a large  pot with the lemon lime soda and lemon juice.
  • Step 3 Cover and cook slowly for 15-25 minutes or until the the apples can be mashed with a potato masher.
  • Step 4 Add the ground cinnamon.
  • Step 5 Add the sugar as needed and simmer 1-2 minutes or until dissolved. The amount of the sugar depends on how sweet your apples are.
  • Step 6 Mix thoroughly so the sugar and cinnamon are incorporated.
  • Step 7 Serve warm or cold.
  • Step 8 Store and process in canning jars.




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1 thought on “Applesauce”

  • This was my favorite applesauce ever. Mom used to give Me a jar of it and I would bring the jar back asking for more. I could never find the recipe. Thanks for posting it!

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