Homemade Applesauce
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The is a modified version of the Pioneer Women's applesauce. I made the applesauce as a part for one of her other recipes. The other recipe was kind of a flop. But our daughter loved the left over applesauce. We now make the sauce by itself, just for her (and us).

6 lbs apples, peeled, cored and cut into eighths
1 1/3 cup apple juice (unfiltered prefered)
juice of large 1 lemon
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon kohser salt

Place the apples pieces, apple juice, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks into a pot and bring the apple juide to the boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover the pot with a lid, and cook until the apples are soft (about 15 minutes). Add the brown sugar, honey, and salt. Mix everything well.

Remove the cinnamon sticks, and mash the apples with a potato masher (or process with a immersion blender, if you want a smoother consistency). At this point the applesauce is ready. But you can also add the cinnamon sticks back in, and simmer covered, a little longer for a stronger cinnamon taste. This can also thicken the sauce, if desired.