Applesauce is not just for babies. Homemade applesauce is a great way to serve delicious sweet or tart apples. It is yummy as a standalone dessert, a condiment with pork or potato pancakes, or as an ingredient in many recipes. This page contains recipes for homemade applesauce.
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I lived for years near a northern California apple cider and apple juice bottler. My mom would always make apple butter and applesauce when the apples were brought in from harvesting. The easiest way to make applesauce is to take the apples, wash and peel them, cut them into chunks, put them in a pot with just a little lemon juice and water and let them cook down. Add sugar and cinnamon after you have mashed the apples with a potato masher. Easy and fast and tastes great!
When she was still alive, my granny and I used to take the apples and cut them into quarters. We left the skin on, and the seeds in. It was fast and easy. We would fill a roaster pan full of them, and add only about one half to one cup of water. We would add about a cup of sugar, and a whole package of red hot candy. We would put it all into the oven.
After the apples were cooked through, we would put them through the colander. Our colander was the kind that looked like a regular sauce pan except it had an extra handle on top that we would turn and turn. There was a press inside the pan that pushed the cooked apples through holes, therefore leaving most of the skin and the seeds in the pan that we added to the compost. The applesauce had a nice pinkish hue and it was delicious!
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