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Chunky Applesauce 2 - Recipe

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1. Halve and core the McIntosh apples; peel them if you like. Cut each one into 6 wedges.

2. Halve and core the Granny Smith apples; peel them if you like. Cut them into 1-inch chunks.

3. Combine the apples, water, and lemon juice in a deep microwave-safe 2-1/2 quart casserole.

4. Toss the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and stir this into the apple mixture.

5. Microwave, uncovered, at full power for 5 minutes. Stir, pressing the apples into the liquid and return to the microwave. Microwave for another 5 minutes.

6. Using a potato masher, mash the apples, stirring them into the liquid. Allow the applesauce to cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate.

-2 McIntosh apples
-2 Granny Smith or other tart apples
-1 cup water
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon