Recipe by Kitchen 1204 (Kenan Hill)
• 2lbs apples
• 1" section fresh ginger root (Woodland Farms)
• 2-3 cinnamon stick (optional)
• 1/2 cup- 2cup water
1. Wash 2 lbs of apples. Remove cores, seeds, and peels. Dice into 1" pieces.
2. Add apples, 2-3 cinnamon sticks (optional), 1" section of ginger root (optional), and about 1/2 cup water to large pot. Cover and simmer over low to medium-low heat for 60-90 minutes util apples break down. Stir occasionally, and add more water as necessary (if apples are sticking).
3. If you prefer chunky applesauce, you're done! Allow to cool before storing. You can leave the cinnamon sticks and ginger in the container to continue infusing flavor, or you can remove them before storing.
4. For smooth applesauce, remove cinnamon sticks and ginger. Process apples through blender or food processor. Add more water if necessary.
5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.
Notes: Substitute fresh finer and cinnamon sticks with 1 tsp + each of ground finer and cinnamon (or your favorite spices). If necessary, sweeten with honey or pure maple syrup. Try adding pears, cranberries, or other seasonal fruit.