It’s another cool day here on the farm so in celebration of our own Heirloom Apple variety, we’re making Heirloom Apple Sauce.


On our property we have four grand apple trees that have been around for over 200 years! The apples are blushed with red and green, and yield a delicious, full apple flavor. They are truly a special and rare treat. We used them today in some old-school apple sauce.


This recipe makes enough for tonight’s dinner, tomorrow’s breakfast, and this winter’s stash! We had enough left over to can and add to our winter preserves collection.


Yield: 5 1/2 pints




20 (4.5 pounds) Erdenheim Heirloom “Farm Apples” cored, peeled, chopped

3 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 lemon

1 tsp cinnamon


1) Fill a medium size pot with 3 1/2 cups of water.

2) As you chop apples, add the chopped pieces to the water in the pot. This will help them to keep from getting oxidized and brown.

3) Bring apples and water to a boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 40 minutes.

4) Remove pot from heat and add granulated sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Stir until combined and let cool.

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