Fall is made for Applesauce

November 4, 2014 lisa63 recipes

It’s that time of year again.  Time to make applesauce!

We don’t have any apple trees on the homestead, so we buy our apples at Rufener’s, a local farm.

This year I bought Jonagold apples.  I didn’t get as many apples as I usually do, but I had enough to give a couple quarts to family.

The following is the recipe I follow to make my applesauce. I use the freezer method, so sterilizing jars is not necessary.


Apples – A variety of different apples is better than just one variety.  For this recipe I used about 10 pounds of the Jonagold variety.

  1. Take the apples and wash them.
  2. Using an apple slicer, slice the apples.
  3. Take the apples, cores and all, and place them in a sturdy pot.  Don’t over fill the pot.  I used two pots.
  4. Place about 1 inch of water in the bottom of the pot(s).
  5. Put the apples in the pot and set the heat on high.
  6. Bring to a very rapid boil then turn down to medium heat.
  7. Boil the apples until they are tender all the way through.  This won’t take very long, maybe 10 to 15 minutes.apples in a pot
  8. Once the apples are soft all the way through, remove from heat.apples in food mill
  9. Using a food mill, process the apples into a clean pot or container.  The food mill will push the apple through but the peals, cores, and seeds will not go through the holes.apples3
  10. Once all the apples have been processed through the mill, spoon into pint or quart containers and allow to cool.
  11. Once cooled the applesauce can be refrigerated or frozen.


  12. Enjoy.


Happy Autumn!


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