6 apples, cored and diced
4 pears, cored and diced
handful of cherries, pitted
¼ cup apple juice (or fruit juice of your choice)
¼ cup sugar
splash of cider vinegar
Combine all ingredients and simmer over low heat. Stir often to avoid burning. Cook for approximately 1 hour, until apples are broken down and juicy. Adjust seasonings to taste. Store in canning jars, or in refrigerator for 3 days. Applesauce may also be frozen in bags, just reheat before serving. Makes approximately 4 cups.
Tips from the kitchen:
Delicious on a smoked turkey sandwich or with roasted local pork.