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German Applesauce

German Applesauce made the old-fashioned way with apples and a touch of lemon. In Germany, it is traditionally served warm as a side dish.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds apples your favorite variety
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Wash apples and remove stems and crowns. Do not remove the core. Cut apples into quarters.
  2. Place apples and lemon in a large soup pot. Add about 1 inch of water to the pot.
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook until apples are soft, about 25 minutes.
  4. Press apples through a sieve in batches, about 3 apple quarters at a time. Discard skins and seeds.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

German Applesauce made the old-fashioned way with apples and a touch of lemon. In Germany, it is traditionally served warm as a side dish.