Making applesauce with local apples is quick and easy.
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Maryland Apple Promotion Board


  • Pan
  • Spoon
  • Food mill or food processor
  • Fork


  • 8 Apples, i.e. Cortland, Granny Smith, Macintosh
  • Cinnamon To taste
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp grated lemon peel (optional)
  • ¼ Cup Sugar


  • Peel and core apples; slice thin.
  • Add just enough water to cover apples and prevent scorching
  • Bring to a boil; lower heat to simmer; cover
  • Cook about 20 minutes or until apples are soft.
  • Put through a food mill or food processor. If you don't have a food mill or processor, you can mash with a fork for a slightly chunkier sauce.
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