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Honey Crisp Applesauce with Cinnamon

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When went to the Apple Festival, we came home with far too many apples. It is easy to do when they all look so scrumptious! However, we cannot eat them all fast enough (I like apples with peanut butter), and even baking Caramel Apple Coffee Cakes didn’t use them all. The ones that were left were on the verge of spoiling, so it was time to figure out something else to do with them. DH loves applesauce and I haven’t made homemade applesauce for him. Of course it would have to be cinnamon flavored! This is a small batch, not like the other recipes you will find on the internet. I didn’t have six pounds of apples left, LOL!!  So, I gathered the last four apples and a lemon to prevent the apples from turning brown.

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Squeezing half the lemon gave me plenty of juice.  This old fashioned glass juicer belonged to my grandmother and I think of her every time I use it.

Honey Crisp Applesauce at From My Carolina Home

I peeled and sliced the Honey Crisp apples, and tossed them with the lemon juice and just one tablespoon of sugar.  These naturally sweet apples do not need much added, just a bit of sugar to help make the sauce thicken, along with the pectin from the apples.

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Then, the apples were placed in a pot with some water, and cinnamon.

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Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat to medium, stirring often until the apples are soft and cooked through.

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Cover about halfway through to prevent the apples from drying out.

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When they are soft, remove from heat, transfer to a heat proof bowl and let cool.

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Mash with a potato masher until the chunks are the size you like. DH likes some bigger chunks of apple.

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Cinnamon Apple Sauce made with naturally sweet Honey Crisp apples.

Honey Crisp Applesauce at From My Carolina Home

All ready to eat, it only lasted two meals. DH just cannot stay out of applesauce with cinnamon, even more so homemade!

Honey Crisp Applesauce at From My Carolina Home

Homemade Honey Crisp Applesauce with Cinnamon

4 Honey Crisp Apples (or you can use any sweeter apple, like Gala)
1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon)
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon to taste

Peel, core and slice apples. Place in bowl, add lemon juice and sugar, toss well. Transfer to cooking pot, add water and cinnamon, stir well. Heat to boiling, then turn down heat and simmer 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. About halfway through cooking, cover to prevent too much moisture from escaping and drying out the apples. Place in a glass bowl, then mash with a hand masher while still warm. Cool completely. Store in refrigerator.

Enjoy!

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Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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10 thoughts on “Honey Crisp Applesauce with Cinnamon

  1. I to have too many Apples, gonna try this, looks yummy!

  2. Sounds delicious!!! May give it a try.

  3. I usually make large batches of applesauce every and last year was a bumper crop which is a good thing because this year the squirrels stripped the trees before the apples were even ripe. We didn’t get a single apple out or 3 trees 😦 I have some applesauce still left from last year but it won’t last all winter.

  4. Hi that’s a nice way to make enough for a few meals-looks yummy too. Last year I canned up a bunch only have two pints left-and I have some apples that need using up too-so I think I will make this-thanks

  5. Hi that’s a nice way to make enough for a few meals-looks yummy too. Last year I canned up a bunch only have two pints left-and I have some apples that need using up too-so I think I will make this-thanks

  6. Carole, I am like your husband and can not resist homemade applesauce; yours has my mouth watering and luckily one of my quilty friends brought over a box of apples yesterday. Hubby will be creating and canning applesauce and applebutter. My mother still has the glass juicer from my grandmother and whenever we get it out, the conversation always goes to memories about grandma. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  7. I do this all the time with just a few apples that we don’t eat fast enough. I use a tiny crockpot, throw in the ingredients and let it go. Makes the house smell so yummy and I can work on something else while they’re cooking. I love applesauce with cinnamon (and a bit of brown sugar!)

  8. I did the same thing – bought too many apples! Going to try to make some applesauce tonight or tomorrow, only we have Galas. I love tart apples!

  9. Sounds great. Honeycrisps are my new favorite apples. We will have applesauce this weekend.

  10. This must smell amazing!! I love apples and especially when cooked because the fragrance fills the entire house! Love!! Thank you for linking up at my craft party! I pinned your entries! Hope you can make it again on Thursday at 7pm EST.! http://www.diy-crush.com

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