I spent most of the day Friday making homemade applesauce. The first batch turned out great.
The second batch, too much cinnamon. It was my first attempt at applesauce and I was satisfied with the results. I even gave some away to my family, per their request.
3-4lbs peeled, cored, and quartered apples
4 strips of a lemon peel
3-4T of juice from a lemon
3 inches of a cinnamon stick (don't use this much)
1/4C dark brown sugar
up to 1/4C white sugar
1 cup of water
Put ingredients into a large pot. Cover. Boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Remove from heat - take out the lemon peels and cinnamon stick. Mash.