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Homemade Applesauce and turnovers

What to do with all of the apples?


Chunky Homemade Applesauce!

Our applesauce recipe has been handed down. My (Janie’s) grandma always made applesauce for a side dish at Thanksgiving. Therefore this recipe was never really written down and just always made from memory.

Peel and Cut the apples. Then in a pan start boiling the apples, water and some brown sugar.

As the apples boil and become soft begin mashing them up.


Since we are canning some applesauce as well we began to boil our mason jars and lids to make them hot while the apples are boiling.

Once the apples were boiled and we mashed them the best we could (the liquids were evaporated) we added some cinnamon and lemon juice. Since we weren’t apple to get all the chunks out and it wasn’t completely smooth we decided to call it chunky applesauce.

We then began putting the applesauce in the hot jars.


We got 12 jars full of the applesauce once it was all canned. Plus Josie had a bowl of applesauce she loved eating!

Then I decide to make some apple and cherry turnovers. I got the dough ready and begin to fill some with apple filling and others with cherry filling. I covered them up and put them on a tray and baked them off in the oven.

Once they were done I sprinkled powdered sugar on top. They taste amazing!


The apple peels were given as a treat to the chickens. Which they absolutely loved!



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8 thoughts on “Homemade Applesauce and turnovers

    1. That is good to know about the immersion blender. In case I ever want to have smooth applesauce. Until then everyone seems to love the chunky version and eat it up still. Great tip. Thanks for sharing!


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