Land of Oz Granny Smith Applesauce

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“I very recently found out that one of my favorite apple varieties originated from Australia-Granny Smith apples. This is my Yank homage to Granny and her delicious apples, with a little inspiration from the Mott's Company. This version of applesauce is spicy and tangy, and not overly sweet-more like a chutney. Good for an accompaniement to savory dishes.”
4 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut up into 1 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 teaspoon lemongrass, puree (the kind in the squeeze bottle)
  • 18-14 cup honey, to taste (wildflower honey if available)
  • 12 teaspoon mixed spice (English mixed spice, not Middle Eastern mixed spice)
  • 12 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)


  1. Stovetop: Place all ingredients in a large pot and bring to boil. Cover and simmer on low for about 30 minutes or until fruit is soft enough to puree.
  2. *Use a hand held immersion blender to puree the apple mixture or puree the apples in batches using an electric blender.
  3. Crockpot: Place all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or until fruit is soft. Use a hand held immersion blender to puree or puree in batches using a blender.
  4. *NOTE: You can choose to puree the apples or leave them semi-chunky.
  5. Adjust seasoning. Serve warm or chilled.
  6. Freezes well.
  7. Yield is estimated.
  8. (((I dedicate this recipe to all my Zaar Aussie friends.))).

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