Here's a very, very good recipe for a nice tasting applesauce! I did cut back on the cinnamon & nutmeg [but still wanted the taste of them in there], & since I like my sauce chunky, I carefully watched while cooking, & when the apples were just a little tender, I removed about 1/4 of the chunky apples, leaving the rest to get really soft. When the cooking was done, I returned the reserved tender chunks to the mix & voila!! Thanks so much for the very fine recipe!
Fantastic! I did peel my apples and just threw in two cinnamon sticks when boiling and squeezed in juice from 1/2 a lemon, also didn't have nutmeg but sprinkled in a little apple pie spice that I had. I mashed it with my potatoe masher, it came out perfect, thank you!!
I made this with all McIntosh apples and one granny smith apple (just what I had on hand). I cut out the nutmeg because I didn't have any. This applesauce is plenty sweet with sugar added and it has such a nice crisp taste. I really enjoyed making it, too. Who knew peeling and coring apples could be so relaxing?
Made this using pears instead. Excellent! The kids love it.
I made a huge batch of this and canned it. It tastes wonderful! I didn't have lemon slices so I just sprinkled in a little lemon juice. Made it with my 8 year old DD and she thought I was crazy for adding salt and no sugar to the applesauce!
My daughter is completely delighted that I've tried a sugar-free applesauce, utilizing the windfalls under a city tree. I believe they are Gravenstein apples. I cooked them with skins, mostly, and added a generous amount of lemon juice to prevent browning. The applesauce turned out a lovely pink, and I flavored it to taste, keeping in mind, the family I'm cooking for is used to sugar free applesauce. Most significantly, I used a lot less water than the recommended 1 1/2 cups. I believe I started with a generous 1/2 cup; if you stir carefully during cooking, the apples will not scorch. I also did not cook them nearly as long as recommended--maybe due to the variety--the applesauce is beautiful; my family can't wait to test it!
I did have to remove the cover and turn the heat up a bit to let some of the liquid cook off, but that could definitely be an appliance issue. I was hesitant to make this without sugar but was looking for a healthier option for all of us, and surprisingly no one knew! The only change I made--which is kind of a huge one--was adding blueberries because the kids wanted them. It smells like Fall in our house! We all loved it and I vow to never add sugar again!
Really good and so simple to prepare! Thanks for sharing!
Quick is right but I think you should add delicious. I scaled it back as I only had two granny smith apples and was making for the DM and myself to go with our pork chops tonight but well we had to have a taste test and lets just say it won't be going on the pork chops tonight - all eaten. Well have to go to the supermarket so will pick up some more apples so we can have it on our pork chops and oh mine was ready in 16 minutes. Thank you What's Cooking, made as an extra in Everyday A Holiday.