Barefoot Contessa's Oven Baked Homemade Applesauce

“Boy, this recipe takes all the work out of making applesauce. I saw Ina Garten make this on one of her shows and knew I definitely would have to try it. Use whatever apple combinations you want.”
READY IN:
16mins
SERVES:
4-6
YIELD:
2 1/2 quarts
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the zest and juice of the oranges and lemon in a large bowl. Peel, quarter and core the apples (reserving the peel of 2 of the red apples) and toss them in the juice.
  3. Pour the apples, reserved apple peel and juice into a nonreactive Dutch oven or enameled iron pot.
  4. Add the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and allspice and cover the pot. Bake for 1 hour or until all the apples are soft.
  5. Remove and discard the red apple peel. Mix with a whisk until smooth and serve warm or at room temperature.

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