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Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Golden delicious apples are transformed in just 45 minutes into sweet and cinnamony homemade applesauce. Serve it chilled on its own or as a warm side dish.
By Maris Callahan
Updated Dec 13, 2011
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  • 7 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 slices lemon peel (cut with a vegetable peeler or paring knife)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inch)


  • 1
    In 6-quart stockpot or Dutch oven, place all ingredients. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cook uncovered 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.
  • 2
    Remove from heat; discard lemon peel and cinnamon sticks. Let apple mixture cool slightly, about 10 minutes; puree in a food processor, blender, or mash with a potato masher. Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To give your applesauce an extra-spicy kick, stir in a heaping tablespoon of ground cinnamon along with the other added ingredients.
  • tip 2
    Serve warm or cold as a sweet or savory side dish.


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