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Applesauce creates a moist texture in baked goods, as proven by this coffee cake. We made our own applesauce (one of the best ways to use up bruised apples) by stewing McIntosh apples in apple cider.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2004



Cook's Notes

Cake can be stored at room temperature, covered with plastic wrap, up to 3 days.

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  • puglv2
    1 DEC, 2013
    Made this and didn't have applesause used 2 cups applebutter. So much flavor also used 1 cup granulated splenda to cut calories.
  • marianamenendez
    7 NOV, 2012
    This recipe is great! I make the applesauce by using 4 appples in cubes and simmering with 1 cup of apple cider until tender and all liquid is absorbed for a nice kick!
  • Ceege
    23 AUG, 2012
    To Malu2. Continued with part two. I forgot to say you will probably need anywhere from 4 to 6 apples to make a cup or two of applesauce. It all depends on the size of your apples.
  • Ceege
    23 AUG, 2012
    To Malu2. It is NOT apple juice. To make applesauce, peel and core apples. Cut into 1 to 2 inch chunks. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low until apples are tender. Drain any remaining liquid from pan. If making applesauce for a cake recipe, just mash the apples with a potato masher or large fork. If you want to eat the applesauce, add sugar and cinnamon to taste. (You do not need the sugar in apples for cake as there is enough sugar already in the recipe
  • Malu2
    11 JUN, 2012
    I have a question to ask...How can I make applie sauce at home for this recipe? I live in the south of Brazil and have never seen apple sauce in the stores. Is it the same as apple juice?
  • vanquery
    28 APR, 2009
    So GOOD!!!

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