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Chunky Cinnamon-Orange Applesauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author Red Ape Cinnamon


  • 12 Granny Smith apples - peeled cored, and cut into large chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 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
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • 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.
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