Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins
- Wash and cut apples into quarters remove core,seeds and peel.
- Put 1/3 Cup water into pan, place apples in water.
- Cover pot and cook on low for 15 minutes, stir occasionally, add more water if needed.
- Add the sugar, stir to mix well.
- Serve warm, or cool in the refrigerator.
When I was little, my mom would buy bushels of apples and spend a day making applesauce. It looked like a big production and she never showed me how to do it. :( Sadly, I've been spoiled on her applesauce and can't eat any other kind. Storebought just never cut it for me. I think it's the added cinnamon that I don't like. Anyway, it's been about 20 years since I've had applesauce, and I just had to try making it myself. I've been craving applesauce on graham crackers like I had when I was a kid! This recipe looked pretty simple - a good place to start. I would recommend cutting the apples into smaller pieces, perhaps even dicing them. It took over a half hour for the apples to soften cut in just quarters. Also, 1/3 cup of water is not enough to keep the apples from turning brown, so until I was done peeling the apples, I kept the cut apples in a bowl of cool water. I placed a small plate on top to keep the apples underwater. That worked fairly well. Based on the recipe, I thought the apples would just soften up and magically turn into sauce all on their own! It didn't. I used a potato masher to get the right consistency. I added some more water too (because mom's was kinda watery). I think the apples I used were red delicious. The taste was very good - pretty close to my mom's! It was a little too thick for my tastes, but I can't stand chunks - my weird problem. I don't know how my mom got hers so smooth. She didn't have a food processor so I'm baffled. Still, it tastes great and I will be using this recipe again. My fiance loves it too. Thanks!
This is such a wonderful, simple recipe! Lilkittykt's description sums it up perfectly, "yum". I cut 4 huge Fuji apples into chunks, and cooked them for 25 minutes. Since I don't like chunky applesauce, I used my potato masher to smash them. The consistency still isn't as smooth as bought applesauce, but the taste is far superior. I'd like to try it with 1/2 brown sugar next time to see how it tastes. I will definitely be using this recipe again and again!!
It was VERY good. I changed the water into apple cider. Mmmmmm. Also I added 1/2tsp of all spice, apple pie spice, and nutmeg. I also added 1tblspn of brown sugar. Thank You