Try this easy recipe for delicious homemade applesauce, provided by Cathy Pavero! Use it as a snack, a light lunch or even as a garnish for a dinner plate. Read further to learn how to make some of your own!
15-20 medium sized apples (Empire or Cortland apples are recommended but you can use whichever variety you prefer)
½ Cup sugar
2 Tablespoons of cinnamon
1. Core the apples and cut into slices. Leave the skin on the apples.**
2. Add your apple slices to a large pot filled with approx. 1 cup of water.
3. Pour ½ cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon into the pot. (You can always add more sugar to taste!)
4. Stir the ingredients well, cover the pot and bring the mixture to a slow boil over a medium flame.
5. Let the mixture simmer for about 30-45 minutes, or once apples are soft (with no chunks) and the skin has melted down. The applesauce should have a “rosy” or “blush” color.
6. After letting it simmer, take a hand masher to the mixture and mash until desired texture is reached.
7. Let it cool and enjoy!
**Leaving the skin on the apples gives the sauce added flavor, provides a nice color when finished, and most importantly, apple skins are packed with many beneficial nutrients!