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Under 30 Minutes

Skip's Homemade Applesauce

This recipe comes from Skip Hellewell. Any medium-size apples can be used.

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  • Yield: Makes 6 cups
Skip's Homemade Applesauce

Photography: Francesco Lagnese

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2011


  • 12 medium apples (about 5 pounds)
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice (from 2 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Peel and quarter apples. Boil apples until tender, about 12 minutes.

  2. Drain apples, and return to pot. Mash apples until chunky or smooth, depending on your preference. Stir in orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon. Sweeten with more sugar or season with more cinnamon if desired. Serve warm or cold.

Cook's Note

Applesauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


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