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debbi's homemade applesauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Debbi West
Smithsburg, MD

This is a semi-tart applesauce. If you can't find Staymen apples, granny smith will do but you may need to add some sugar to tame the tartness. (Note: 42 pounds is equal to 1 bushel of apples.)

(1 rating)
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For debbi's homemade applesauce

  • 42 lb
    staymen apples
  • 21 lb
    red delicious apples
  • 2 gal
    apple cider or apple juice
  • water, if needed to cover

How To Make debbi's homemade applesauce

  • 1
    Peel, core, and cube apples into a large stock pot. (note: I have to do this in several batches.) Cook apples on stove top until soft. Run apples through a food mill. At this point you can stir in cinnamon, if desired. Pour into pint size or quart-sized jars and process in a water bath for 20 minutes.