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Apple Pie Spiced Applesauce

Three glass mason jars sitting behind two nested white ceramic bowls filled with applesauce and spoon holding ground cinnamon

Enjoy the flavor of apple pie anytime the craving hits with this Apple Pie Spiced Applesauce!

Ingredients

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  • 8 pounds Cooking Apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 2 cups Water, additional water as needed after cooking apples down
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 ½2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
  • ¾1 ½ cup Sugar, depending on taste

Instructions

In a 6 quart Dutch Oven, place apples, water and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat, allowing the apples to cook down for 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Using an immersion blender, blend the apples to the right consistency for applesauce that you prefer. You can also use a food mill or food processor here. After blending, add in the sugar, starting at the low end to ensure that you get the sweetness to your desired level. Then, add in the apple pie spice, starting with 1 ½ teaspoons and adjusting as needed. 

To can for long term storage, clean pint jars. Heat jars in a boiling water bath. Drain jars of water and fill them leaving ½ inch headspace in the jar. Wipe rims of jars clean with a paper towel. Place lid and rings on jars and tight to finger tight. Place into a boiling water bath and process for 15 minutes for pints. Remove the jars and place on a wire rack to seal and cool completely. 

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