Fall is all about the apples! I love apples any which way. I buy them by the bushel and spend about a month or so cooking and eating them. I bake pies, I make a fabulous crostata, I bake them with a cinnamon stick and butter, I always grab one for a snack, but applesauce is my favorite! It can be eaten on its own, with ice cream, with pork chops, and even used in muffin and cake recipes. If you have 20 minutes, you can have a fabulous homemade applesauce!
Yields: 1 1/2 to 2 cups Total Time: 20 minutes
8 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
1/3 Cup apple cider
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch or two of salt
Water as needed (I used about 1/3 cup)
1. Into a saute pan, on a medium high heat, throw in your apple chunks, apple cider, and let cook for a couple of minutes.
2. Add your sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
3. Turn the heat down to low, cover, and let cook until it resembles applesauce, adding water as needed to keep everything moist.
Note: I like my applesauce a little tart so I do not add a lot of sugar. Please feel free to adjust to your liking.