I prepared the half of it and used as stuffing of 4 halved eggplants (lighly roasted prior filling).
I did not have apple sauce. and I replaced this in following way:
Stuffing, 2 peeled apples in small pieces placed in the microwafe with onion and garlic;
Sauce, 2 peeeld apples in small pieces placed in the microwafe and blended.
I served the sauce with stuffed eggplats like in the photo.
Well, I couldn't get hold of any apple liqueur, so I finally ended up substituting 1 Tbs apple juice mixed with 1 Tbs Southern Comfort. In step 2, Rita says 1 cup applesauce as opposed to 3/4 cup in the ingredients list, but I went with the 3/4 cup. I have to say this is one of the most delicious meatloaves I've ever tasted, moist and with just the right amount of seasoning. Bravo!