Applesauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by lilkittykt

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Top Review by nranger7

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!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash and cut apples into quarters remove core,seeds and peel.
  2. Put 1/3 Cup water into pan, place apples in water.
  3. Cover pot and cook on low for 15 minutes, stir occasionally, add more water if needed.
  4. Add the sugar, stir to mix well.
  5. Serve warm, or cool in the refrigerator.

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