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Sweet Strawberry Applesauce for Freezing or Canning

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 4 pints (8 cups)
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD

Ingredients

  • 10 cups apples peeled, cored
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Wash apples before starting.
  • Peel, core and slice apples. To do this, we use an apple peeler/slicer/corer. It takes a fraction of the time and is great fun for the kiddos.
  • Place apples, strawberries and water in large stockpot and put on medium heat. Once the apples start to break down, I will take a potato masher to help break down the apples and berries. This can take around 30 minutes, give or take 5 minutes.
  • Once the apples and berries have reached a thick and chunky applesauce consistency, I use a hand blender to reach my desired smooth consistency. You could also use a food mill, potato masher or if you prefer a chunky sauce, leave it as is.
  • Add sugar to sauce and return to until it almost reaches a boil. You are now ready to freeze, can or serve. If serving, let cook at least 20 minutes. For freezing and canning, see directions in blog.

Notes

1 - 5 gal bucket will yield 9 Quarts (which is x5 the recipe)