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Grandpa B’s Apple Sauce

Grandpa B’s Apple Sauce

Fall in Washington State means blustery days, cool nights and grandpa’s apple sauce. Even though my beloved grandpa is now making heavenly apple sauce, my sister, Kim and I still carry on his tradition every fall. My Grandpa and Grandma had a Gravenstein apple tree in their back yard that made the best apple sauce. But gravenstein apples are hard to find so I came up with this recipe that takes one of Washington’s sweetest apples, the Honeycrisp and makes it into a velvety sauce. A perfect breakfast, after school snack or topping on dinners pork chops.


  • 12 cups or 7-8 honeycrisp apples, cored, slices 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place a large sauce pan with a tight fitting lid over medium-high heat and pour in the apples.
  2. Stir in the honey, cinnamon, lemon juice and salt. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the apples are very mushy, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour apples into a food processor and puree for about 20 seconds our until a smooth puree is formed.
  4. Keep in the fridge for 1 week or frozen for up to 6 months.

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