Try something new alongside roast pork or chicken, or with yogurt, ice cream, pound cake, or oatmeal. We particularly like McIntosh apples, but using a mix of varieties gives dimension. Although the apples may be sweet enough on their own, stir in up to 3 tablespoons dark-brown sugar, if you like.
4 pounds apples, such as McIntosh, Gala, and Braeburn
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
3 tablespoons dark-brown sugar (optional)
1. Peel, core, and slice apples.
2. In a large pot, bring apples, lemon juice, and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil over high. Reduce heat and simmer until apples are very soft and falling apart, 25 to 30 minutes.
3. Mash with a potato masher or pulse in a food processor until smooth with small chunks remaining. (Add sugar, if using.)
4. Let cool, then transfer applesauce to airtight containers.
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