This is a four ingredient recipe. How easy is that? Just use my recipe as a starting point and adjust the salt, sugar and cinnamon until the apple sauce is perfect for your tastes. I like to use an apple variety that cooks down easily like McIntosh or Cortland, but you can use any variety you like. Mixing different kinds of apples is also yummy.
- 4 medium apples, Cortland or McIntosh, chunked
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2-4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2-4 tablespoons water
Taste your apples to assess how sweet they are. Decide how much sugar you think you need. I always start with less sugar because I like my apple sauce to have a little tartness. Mix the apples, salt, sugar and cinnamon together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the the water. Two tablespoons is usually enough.
|Mix Apples with Sugar, Salt and Cinnamon|
Cover the pot and let the mixture come to a boil. Turn the heat down to simmer. Cook the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes, until the apples start to collapse. Remove the pot from the heat. Using a potato masher, mash the apples until you get the consistency you want.
|Mash the Apples|
|I Like Applesauce with Chunks|
Serve warm or chilled.
Make extra applesauce and mix it with your favorite plain yogurt or serve it on top of your morning oatmeal. Its also delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Get the printable Donna's Applesauce recipe.