HOME-MADE APPLESAUCE

from the kitchen of Rosita Fichtel

(December 5, 2008) My mother made this easy applesauce recipe when my brother and I were kids. I have been making it for my family for 30 years, and it is still a family favorite. Once those good Macintosh apples come to the store in the Fall, applesauce season begins. Once you make, it you can never turn back to the store bought version.

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Home-Made Applesauce

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs Macintosh apples, cored and cut into eighths; do not peel
  • 1 cup water


  • ¾ to 1 cup sugar (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • ¼-½ teaspoon ground nutmeg (or fresh grated)

1. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce flame to low and cook covered for 20 minutes, or until apples dissolve. Stir occasionally.

2. Put the cooked apples through a food mill to separate the skins.

3. Add sugar, lemon juice, grated lemon rind and ground nutmeg. Mix thoroughly.

Chill and serve.

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