Applesauce to Can
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Serves: 12 pints
  • 20 pounds of apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, optional
  • 1 cup sugar, optional
  1. Divide the chopped apples between 2 large pots and add ¼ cup of water to each pot. Add the cinnamon sticks, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook, covered, until the apples are soft, about 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the cinnamon sticks and either roughly mash by hand or run through a food mill for smooth applesauce. Taste for sweetness and add sugar if desired.
  3. Add applesauce to hot, sterile jars, leaving ½ inch head space. Cover with clean lids and rings, and process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool and ensure that jars have sealed properly before storing in the pantry. If any do not seal correctly, refrigerate and eat within a week.
Recipe by Cooking With MicheleĀ® at