Recipes and Cooking Spiced Applesauce With this homemade applesauce recipe you're in charge of what goes into the often-purchased ingredient. If you've got a bounty of fresh or frozen berries, try the very berry applesauce variation. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 9, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Prep Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins Yield: about 6 pints or 3 quarts Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 pound cooking apples, cored and quartered ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice, strained 10 inch stick cinnamon 1 ½ teaspoon apple pie spice ¾ - 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar 2 cup water Directions In an 8- to 10-qt. heavy pot or Dutch oven combine apples, water, the lemon juice, cinnamon, and apple pie spice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 25 to 30 minutes or until apples are very tender, stirring often. Discard stick cinnamon. Press apples through a food mill or sieve. Return pulp to pot; discard skins. Stir in sugar to taste. If necessary, add 1/2 to 1 cup water to reach desired consistency. Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Place pot of applesauce in a sink filled with ice water; stir to cool. Ladle into clean wide-mouth pint or quart freezer containers, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and label. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 8 months. Makes 6 pints or 3 quarts. Very Berry Applesauce Prepare as directed, except replace 1 lb. (4 cups) apples with 1 lb. (4 cups) fresh or frozen raspberries and/or strawberries and decrease water to 1 1/2 cups in Step 1. Freeze or can as directed. Water-Bath Canning Prepare as directed through Step 2. Ladle hot applesauce into hot, sterilized pint or quart canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims with a clean cloth; adjust lids and screw bands. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner, starting timing when water returns to boiling. Process applesauce 15 minutes for pints and 20 minutes for quarts. Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 81 Calories 21g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 81 % Daily Value * Sodium 1mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 21g 8% Total Sugars 18g Vitamin C 5.9mg 30% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 108mg 2% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.