New England Applesauce Recipe
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New England Applesauce Recipe

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We once lived next to an apple orchard and used the fresh fruit to make lots of delicious applesauce. This is my own recipe, and people have been telling me for years that it's so good it should be published!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 4 pounds Rome Beauty or McIntosh apples
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine syrup, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 133 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 3g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. Peel, core and cut apples into wedges. In a large kettle, combine all ingredients except grenadine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes or until apples are fork-tender.
  2. Mash apples to a chunky texture or process with food mill for smooth sauce. Stir in grenadine if desired. Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as New England Applesauce in Country Extra November 1990, p47

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threeforks 201707
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"RE: New England Applesauce

How long will this keep. What is the best way to store it?"

auntie jo. 40246
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

" Grenadine is a red syrup, can be used in alcoholic drinks (Tequila Sunrises)... I know you can buy it at the liquor store.. Don't know where else......

War_Ren 39495
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2008

"What is 'Grenadine', and where do you get it? Alice. Reply to:"

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