It’s apple picking season and this Spiced Applesauce is a great way to preserve some of that bounty. We suggest using Fuji, McIntosh, Jonagold, Rome, Cameo, Jonathon, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady for this Spiced Applesauce recipe. Look for flavorful, aromatic and firm apples and always use a mixture of varieties when canning.
We’re blessed to have several wonderful orchards nearby. Kauffman’s Fruit Farm usually has bulk bins of choose-your-own apples which has been our go-to for years. Their wide selection of varieties checks all the boxes for our apple needs.
The original recipe is from Mrs. Wages® Test Kitchen.
Makes approximately 3 Quarts
Puree or mash apple mixture. NOTE: For chunky applesauce, do not puree. Measure apple mixture into a large non-reactive saucepan. Add up to 1/4 cup sugar per 1 cup of apple mixture. Stir in Mrs. Wages® Spiced Apple Mix (or spices) until combined. Heat just to a boil, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Ladle hot apple mixture carefully into hot jars, filling evenly. Leave 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim and cap each jar as it is filled.
Want more Apple ideas? Check out our roundup – Ten Ways to Preserve Apples.