Eldress Bertha's Applesauce

Eldress Bertha Lindsay was one of the last surviving residents at Canterbury Shaker Village. She liked to make this sauce with Baldwin apples. We tested it with Pink Lady apples, which are easier to find.


2 1/4 cups (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 91
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 23.4 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 36.3 mg
Calcium 10 mg


5 1/2 cups chopped peeled Pink Lady apple (about 4)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of almond extract


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes or until soft. Discard cinnamon stick. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Stir in salt and extract.