Chunky Applesauce

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Prep time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 24

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. apples (such as a combination of McIntosh and Golden Delicious)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar(if desired)

Directions

  1. Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  2. In a large saucepan bring apples and water to a boil. Add cinnamon stick; reduce heat. Cover; simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir in lemon juice and 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar (if desired) until dissolved, about 1 minute. Discard cinnamon stick. Serve warm or chilled (refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week).
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