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Creamy Easy Applesauce

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

Super-smooth and creamy apple sauce that doesn’t require peeling the apples.
This recipe is baked in the oven and then pureed until very smooth in a high-powered blender. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, use a regular blender or food processor but only fill it half full and add dribbles of liquid to help it really whiz around to get a smoother texture. Yields 10 cups.


Ingredients

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  • 6 lbs. apples (about 1215 medium apples), cored
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves (optional)
  • lemon juice (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice the apples into about 10-12 slices each. Put them into a Dutch oven or large pot with lid along with the brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves (if using). Stir.
  2. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Stir. Cover and continue to bake until very soft, about 20-30 minutes more.
  3. Transfer some of the apples to a high-powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix, only filling it half full. Drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice. Puree until very smooth.
  4. Taste and add more lemon juice if desired. Transfer puree to a bowl and repeat in batches with remaining apples.