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  • Homemade Applesauce

  • You'll be amazed how deliciously different this is from the store-bought variety. Any type of apple will work for applesauce except red delicious. Although McIntosh is traditional, feel free to experiment with different types or combinations. It is also possible to substitute one or more pears for apples. Bartlett pears seem to work best.


    • 9 medium apples
    • ¼ cup apple juice
    • 3-4 tbsp. sugar (adjust to taste)
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. lemon juice


    Peel and core the apples and cut them into chunks. Add all ingredients to a large saucepan and bring the mix to a boil. After the mixture boils, lower the heat and simmer until the apples are soft, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat; break up apples into smaller pieces, stir and serve. Serves 8.

    Recipe from Lifespan Corporate Services marketing and communications department. More about Lifespan Corporate Services