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Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and you are ready to kick of a new year.

I recently made this for the co-op lesson I hosted which was on apples. It was a huge hit and I think I may can this next year as part of my Christmas gift baskets!

Homemade Applesauce

(Adapted from The Pioneer Woman)


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6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Cut Into 8 Slices

1 cup Apple Juice Or Apple Cider

Juice Of 1 Lemon

1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed

1 teaspoon Cinnamon, More Or Less To Taste

Optional Ingredients: Nutmeg, Maple Syrup, Allspice, Butter


Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.


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Carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don’t fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth.


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Store in the fridge and serve by itself, over pork chops, over ice cream, over pancakes…or any place where applesauce is needed!  

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