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Burgundy apples from Wild's Apple Farm make an excellent sauce!

Burgundy apples from Wild’s Apple Farm make an excellent sauce!

Do you ever think about how incredible it was that Johnny Appleseed walked all across the country long ago, planting apple seeds wherever he went? I suspect that had something to do with equating America with Apple Pie! Every school child knows “A is for apple,” and we’ve all heard “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Even in modern society, we Americans still adore the ubiquitous apple!

Other than just grabbing one right out of the bowl and biting into it, the easiest way for everyone to enjoy the fresh taste of apples might be applesauce!

Fresh Applesauce

from Southern Living

Ingredients:

  • 12 large apples, peeled and diced (6 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced

Directions:

Bring all ingredients to a light boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring often, 25 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender and juices thicken. Remove and discard lemon slices. Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature (about 2 hours). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Check out these awesome apple recipes for more ways to use an abundance of apples in your everyday eating!

Easy Cornbread Sausage Stuffed Apples

Green Bean Apple Bacon Sandwiches

French Onion Apple Soup

Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Apple Leek Stuffed Pork Tenderloin