Peel the apples and chop into 2cm chunks. Place in a saucepan and toss with the lemon juice to stop them from browning.
Sprinkle over the sugar and place the pan over a low heat. Place a lid on the pan and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until the apples break down and turn into a thick sauce (it's nice to still have a few lumps of apple in there). Turn off the heat and serve.
Can I use regular eating apples instead of Bramley?
Bramley apples are extremely sharp and tangy, and that, mixed with the sugar is what gives the apple sauce its distinctive sweet and tangy taste.You could swap out a couple of the Bramley apples for another strong-flavoured apple variety (such as Jazz apples or Honey Crispy) if you like, but I wouldn't recommend swapping out the Bramley apples entirely.
Can I make apple sauce ahead?
Absolutely! Make up the apple sauce, then cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan before serving (or serve it cold if you prefer).
Can I freeze apple sauce?
Yes, cool the apple sauce then place in a freezer-proof bag or sealed container and freeze. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight, then either eat cold, or reheat in a pan until hot.
Nutritional Information in per serving. This recipe makes around 1 ½ cups - which should easily serve 8 or more people.