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Chunky Applesauce (No Added Sugar)

2 quarts cored peeled and quartered apples
1/2 cup honey
1 Dash cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon juice


Place apples in a large Dutch oven and pour the honey over them. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until juices form. Cover and cook on medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Mash apples with a fork or potato masher until desired consistency is reached. Season with additional honey (if desired), cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Chill. Makes 1 quart.

This recipe may be multiplied to a bushel of apples or more. She freezes the apple sauce. It also may be canned and processed in a water bath for 20 minutes.

Place apples in a large Dutch oven and pour the honey over them. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until juices form. Cover and cook on medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Mash apples with a fork or potato masher until desired consistency is reached. Season with additional honey (if desired), cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Chill. Makes 1 quart.

This recipe may be multiplied to a bushel of apples or more. She freezes the apple sauce. It also may be canned and processed in a water bath for 20 minutes.