Serve warm with crisp and homey potato pancakes.
Makes about 8 cups
4 apples (such as Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Galas), cored, peeled, large dice
6 Anjou pears, cored, peeled, large dice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Toss the apples and pears with the lemon juice in a large sauce pan. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce to a simmer and cook, lightly covered, for about 15 minutes or until the fruit is softened but not mushy.
3. Remove the cover from the pot and continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. The applesauce will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.
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