This is turning into my favorite season of the year…the season for making applesauce! One year, I was invited to an applesauce canning at an Amish farm. Twenty women and young girls were there. Together, we made hundreds of quarts of applesauce. The apples were peeled by hand, cooked, and hand mashed before being put into the cans for pressure sealing. Some women put in a little cinnamon to add some flavor along with the sugar and lemon.
This is so easy to make and creates a delicious smell in your kitchen.
Place apples in a large saucepan and just barely cover with water. Simmer over medium-low heat until apples are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
Run cooked apples through a food mill or blender. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes.