I found the recipe several years ago and tucked it into my unorganized recipe file. I found it this summer when I organized the file. I also found these Ball freezer containers. They hold eight ounces which is a perfect amount for the two of us.
ALMOST AUTUMN APPLESAUCE
3 to 4 pounds of peeled, cored and quartered apples.
(I used a combination of McIntosh and Jonathan but any cooking apple will do.)
4 strips of lemon peel
Juice of one lemon
3" cinnamon stick
1/4 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Put all ingredients into a large, heavy pot. Stir to mix well. Cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Remove cinnamon stick and lemon peel.
Roughly mash with a potato masher.
Enjoy immediately or freeze. Keeps frozen up to one year.