Tweet Applesauce is something that you buy in a jar (especially if you have kids) and would never think of making it yourself. Some of the jarred stuff is actually OK. Applesauce is just, well apple sauce. There is not a lot of pizazz to it. It is simple and humble, unless you make your own. It is not that hard. Once you do, you will realize what a treat it really is.
You can make it chunky or smooth. I like it chunky.
Spiced or plain. I like mine with cinnamon.
Sugar or not. I like mine slightly sweetened with dark brown sugar.
So here is my recipe.
Get 5 to 6 pounds of apples. Peel them. (If you want pink applesauce then save some of the red peel and add it to the sauce and remove them when you are done.)
Chop them into chunks. Mine are usually about 3/4 inch.
Bring to a simmer for about 30 minutes with the lid on but slightly ajar. Stir occasionally. When it is done either leave the sauce as is, chunky
or use a potato masher so there will be chunks, but not that big
or a hand blender to puree the sauce like you get in those jars.
No recipe to print for this one. I don't think you can make a mistake with apple sauce. It might burn if you cook it too high but I haven't done that yet. I think applesauce is almost fool proof. Really! Notice I said almost.