3 lbs apples (I love to use honey crisp)
3 lbs pears (Asian pears work well, too)
lemon peel from 1 whole lemon
3 tbsp lemon juice
3 cinnamon sticks
PREHEAT oven to 350F.
PEEL & CUT all the apples and pears and place in a dutch oven or slow cooker.
ADD the lemon peel, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks.
COVER and bake for 1.5 hours in the dutch oven OR 5-6 hours on LOW in a slow cooker.
REMOVE peel and cinnamon sticks.
MASH the ingredients to create your apple sauce.