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Old-Fashioned Applesauce

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4 to 5 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus more to taste


In a medium saucepan, bring the apples, water and honey to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the apples break down, 5 to 7 minutes.

Transfer the apple mixture to a food processor or blender and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency, 3 to 5 pulses. Add the lemon juice and pulse once to combine. Season to taste with additional lemon juice, if desired. Transfer to a storage container and let the applesauce cool before covering and refrigerating until cold. Serve chilled.

The applesauce will keep, refrigerated, for up to five days.

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