Today I learned something new, it takes two pounds of apples to make one pint of applesauce! Between the peeling, coring and cooking process it took about nine pouds of apples to yield four pints of delicious homemade applesauce.
I used the recipe on the Pioneer Woman's recipe, and then the Ball canning instructions for canning in a water bath. It's funny because when you starting looking up recipes one will read, "always sweeten with brown sugar for a rich carmel color." While another recipe will read, 'always use white sugar to sweeten, brown sugar will cause an unsighly coloring to your applesauce."
6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, and Cut
1 cup Apple Juice
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
a pinch of Nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.
Carefully puree in a food processor or blender until smooth. Sterilize pint jars, fill and process in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes.
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