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Stovetop Applesauce Recipe

Photo: Liz LaBeau

Nothing warms up a chilly November day like a serving of warm, home made applesauce. This recipe is simple, requires minimal ingredients, and is the key to comfort food on a fall day that needs a little bit of warmth. Chunky and soft, with a hint of spice—this stovetop apple recipe deserves a place in the book.


4-5 large apples (or 8 small apples), peeled and cored
1 tsp. lemon juice
¼ c. granulated sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon


Cut the apples into 1/8-inch slices, and cut those slices in half. Place apples in saucepan and add lemon juice and ¾ cup water. Stir the apples so that they are coated thoroughly. Cover the apples and cook over medium heat for about 7 minutes. Add sugar, turn heat down to medium-low and cook uncovered until the water evaporates and the apples are tender. Stir in cinnamon. Enjoy!

Store applesauce in airtight container in the refrigerator.

By Liz LaBeau