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Fresh Applesauce

Photo: Luca Trovato; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings
For the best taste and texture, use a variety of apples.


  • 12 large apples, peeled and coarsely chopped (6 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced

How to Make It

  1. Bring all ingredients to a light boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring often, 25 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender and juices thicken. Remove and discard lemon slices. Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature (about 2 hours). Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.