Recipe By Annie
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 35m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 6 cups Calories 134.9

A must-have recipe for the Jewish holidays or any time! Not to mention it’s the perfect counterpart to your favorite potato latke recipe! Serve warm or chilled.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 12 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and cut into large chunks
  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ cup white sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cook apples and orange juice in a large heavy pot over medium heat, stirring frequently, until apples begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Stir white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange zest, lemon zest, nutmeg, and lemon juice into apples. Cook, stirring often, until applesauce is chunky and thickened, about 25 minutes. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 134.9
  • Carbohydrate 35.8 g
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Fiber 3.1 g
  • Protein 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 2.5 mg
  • Sugar 31.6 g

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  1. Yummy! Made it up to stir in my oatmeal. I cut down on the white sugar but very delicious.
  2. made it as written and very good with more flavor than traditional apple sauce. I have made it two more times using rum (2 oz.) or absinth (2oz). Good both ways.
  3. Wonderful! This is an amazing chunky applesauce! I plan on serving it warm topped with vanilla ice cream for a dessert and also using it for breakfast topped with granola. I used 3/4 cup raw cane sugar instead of white sugar and also added the 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar. I used Paula Red apples - Read more ...
  4. Excellent Recipe! Totally Delicious! The lemon and orange zest adds a unexpected zing that guests don't expect.
  5. We eat a lot of cooked apples and I think this may be the best that I've ever had. The citrus zest and juice are what make this so awesome. In the future I will cut back a little on the white sugar. But that's just a taste preference as I typically don't like really - Read more ...