Every Fall I go into this little crazy nesting phase, where I want to preserve and freeze everything. Do you do that? Homemade applesauce is one of those things that just changes my world. Seriously, maybe not my world, but it is yummy! We have a little orchard near our cabin, and every autumn I stop and buy like a million apples because the place is so cute and smells amazing. I usually make a pie, a few cakes (I’ll share that recipe soon), and crisps, and we eat and eat and eat apples. Still there is always about a peck left. That’s when I make applesauce. Since I don’t have a lot of time in the fall to can a big bunch of applesauce, I do small batches. They only take about 3 hours and are really easy to make. So wake up early and get it going. It makes your house so cozy you’ll want to rearrange the furniture! (…does anyone get that?)
Combine apples, cinnamon stick, lemon peel, lemon juice, sea salt, and 1/4 cup of water in a large heavy pot.