Fall is the perfect season for Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce. My simple recipe combines Fuji apples, some fresh lemon juice, a few tablespoons of sugar, and cinnamon. We love this applesauce warm, but it's great cold out of the refrigerator too!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: chunky applesauce, cinnamon applesauce
Author: Sue Ringsdorf
10largeapples- I used Fuji
1/2largelemon- freshly squeezed
Peel, core, and slice apples in 1/4 inch slices.
Place apple slices, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and water in large stock pan. Heat to boiling, and then reduce heat to medium. Simmer until apples are soft, stirring often, for approximately 35 - 40 minutes.
Remove from heat, and add sugars and cinnamon. Stir well, and pour into large bowl or storage container.
Serve warm or cold.
Use any good cooking apple for your applesauce.
Avoid adding too much water when cooking the apples. They will naturally break down, providing more liquid.
If you like a sweeter applesauce, add more sugar.
This applesauce stores well in the refrigerator for up to five days.
Give it as a gift, in a mason jar tied with twine!