Whether it is a side for a beautiful plate of breakfast eggs of a hearty pork chop at dinner, this favorite side in my household and perfect for any season. Tip: You can use any kind of apple, but for me, Honeycrisp is just the right flavor for perfection in this recipe.
Homemade Chunky Applesauce
3 pounds Honeycrisp apples. They need to be peeled, cored, and cut into small bits
1/2 cup apple juice or water
Juice of ½ lemon
1/4 cup packed brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon of good vanilla extract
(Makes 6 servings)
Combine apples, water (cider), lemon, cinnamon and brown sugar ingredients in a large pot. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Mash apples slightly, leaving just enough to keep it chunky. Add vanilla once taken off the heat and continue to stir. Let cool and then ENJOY!