Yesterday was my 21st birthday and also the first day of the fall equinox. Autumn is definitely my favourite season. I love the chilly weather and absolutely everything that comes with it: sweaters, hot tea, ciders, pies, applesauce, and of course pumpkin spiced everything. The changing scenery is so magical here in Canada. I feel so lucky to be able to witness it every year.
Today, I would like to share my old-fashioned homemade applesauce recipe with you. This recipe is ultimately delicious served warm with some granola on a chilly fall day.
I truly hope that you find as much enjoyment in it as I do.
- 8 organic apples (peeled and cut into slices)
- 1 organic lemon (juiced)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar cane or maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg (not actually a nut!)
- 1/2 cup organic apple juice
Wash, peel and cut apples, place into a medium cooking pot. Squeeze lemon juice on top and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Simmer on medium-low heat for approximately 35 minutes (until apples have softened), stirring occasionally. When cooked, puree with a hand blender if you desire a smooth consistency. Personally, I like it chunky.
Store in a sealed mason jar for up to 3 months!
Yields two medium jars.