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Roasted Applesauce

Mixed varieties of apples get roasted with spices, sugar and butter giving them a deep caramelized flavor. Hand smash for a chunky sauce or puree in a food processor for a smother one. 

8 servings | 1 hours
Roasted Applesauce


3 pounds small assorted apples, such as Gala, McIntosh, or Fuji (about 10), peeled and sliced

1/4 cup water

4 tablespoons packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine apples, water, sugar, lemon juice, spices and salt in a large oven-safe dish.

Scatter butter pieces over apple mixture. Roast until apples are very soft, about 30 to 40 minutes.

For chunky applesauce: Mash cooked apples with a fork or potato masher. For a smoother texture, puree cooked apples in a food processor. Can be served warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Keeps well in the refrigerator for about a week.