Don't buy applesauce when you can easily make your own unsweetened version which you can easily freeze. Shopping for discounted bruised apples at your grocer makes this a very economical solution. Use applesauce to replace oil and butter in your baking to make desserts heart healthy.
Course Pantry Basic
Cuisine English, Victorian
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour
3 pounds apples
2 large cinnamon sticks
1 medium lemon juiced(optional)
1/4 cup water
Peel, core and chop all the apples.Put the apples into a large stock pot or dutch oven. Add about a 1/4 cup of water into the pot to prevent burning. Add the cinnamon sticks, lemon juice.
Use low-medium heat on your stove and reduce the apples down to what looks like applesauce. It should take about an hour.
Mrs. Patmore would have used a potato masher to finish the sauce to break up any large lumps. Today you are permitted to the modern day version called an an immersion blender or to put the sauce through a blender.
I keep one container in the fridge and freeze the excess in Ziploc containers. It will keep in the fridge for a couple months, in the freezer up to a year.