Classic Hanukkah: Homemade cinnamon applesauce

Dec 11, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Take a little extra time and make homemade applesauce. You'll never buy store-bought again.

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Take a little extra time and make homemade applesauce. You'll never buy store-bought again.

Homemade cinnamon apple sauce

Add this homemade applesauce to your Hanukkah feast.

Homemade cinnamon applesauce recipe

Recipe adapted from Jewish Holiday Cookbook

Yields about 1 quart

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds apples
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup apple cider, plus more if needed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Honey

Directions:

  1. Peel, quarter and core the apples.
  2. Place the apples in a heavy pot with the cinnamon sticks and nutmeg. Add the apple cider and lemon juice . Bring to a boil, cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally. If the pot gets too dry, add some extra apple cider.
  3. Cook about 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Remove the cinnamon sticks.
  4. Put the sauce into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  5. Taste the applesauce and adjust sweetness as desired with honey.

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