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I cannot tell you how much more delicious homemade applesauce is than applesauce from a can or jar. It is like night and day.
No sweetener is needed, but if you want, you can add any sweetener you like to taste. In particular, try apple syrup, which gives more sweetness and additional apple flavor. A sprinkle of cinnamon is also delicious!
This recipe can also be made with other fruits, or by adding other fruits (fresh or dried) in with the apples. Apple-apricot sauce is yummy.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
- Peel and core the apples. (If you have a food mill, you can leave peels and cores, and run the apples through the food mill after they are cooked.)
- Cut the apples in large chunks.
- Place apple chunks in a a large saucepan with a very small amount of water.
- Cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Put the apples through a food mill to remove peels and cores, or just stir the apples with a fork to break up any pieces that haven’t already turned to mush.