Easy Applesauce

"Use fresh cooking apples for this for best results. Some examples are Cameo, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathans, Gravensteins, etc. I like to use a mixture for more balanced flavor. You can add sweeteners and spices of your choice to this, but taste it first. The cider does add some sweetness and some apple varieties are more naturally sweet. TNT"
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  • Place apples and cider into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Allow to cool.
  • Run cooked apples through a food mill. Add any sweeteners or spices at this time.
  • Serve chilled for best flavor.

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  1. UmmBinat
    Great, masha Allah. Actually preferred it warm. The best apple sauce I have made yet. I used a mixture of mostly Macintosh and some Spartan apples (I think). I am eating it warm, chunky (how I like it) out of the pot, no sweetener needed! I also cooked this for less time than stated leaving the pot covered when they were just about cooked taking it off the burner. I will keep this recipe on hand!!
  2. Sydney Mike
    Very easy to make & it has a very nice taste, what with the apple cider. I cooked mine for a little over 20 minutes & was happy enough with that after I cooled them down a bit & partially mashed the apples, leaving a somewhat chunky applesauce! We really enjoy homemade applesauce, & thank you, Sue, for sharing your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Comfort Cafe under my theme, "Sassy Cider Sauces"]
  3. NoraMarie
    We love apple sauce.Taste good and shall freeze the rest in 1 cup portions as it made a lot with my left over apples.
  4. Mommy Diva
    Absolutely wonderful recipe. I followed the recipe to a T and got perfect applesauce. I did not need sweetner - and only sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on some for myself (personal preference). The family loved it and I sent this to my SIL who was just looking for a good recipe to make some applesauce for Christmas dinner. PERFECT! ;) **Made for Beverage Tag 2007*
  5. LizAnn
    What an easy and refreshing applesauce. I didn't have to cook it longer than 15 minutes, after which I just covered with a lid, removed from heat and let cool for about 1/2 hr. I used half Granny Smith and half Cameo apples. Three of each and they were a good size apple. I also just mashed them with a potato masher and it worked out great. I got a little over 2 quarts and the texture looks almost identical to your picture!


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