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Classic Applesauce

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McIntosh apples make a traditional applesauce, but using a mix of varieties gives dimension. You can stir in up to 3 tablespoons dark-brown sugar, if you like.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2012
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Cook's Notes

Refrigerate applesauce up to 5 days, or freeze up to 2 months.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • micheleann6418800
    16 JUL, 2018
    Loved this recipe! So simple and delicious! I didn't need to add any sugar, sprinkled in Ceylon cinnamon and discovered I never want to eat store bought applesauce again.
  • hottconji
    2 NOV, 2013
    Excellent! I also will never buy applesauce again. Sugar is not necessary and I add cinnamon and sometimes ground ginger. A little lemon brightens the flavor, but can also be left out. Simply boiled apples pureed down to sauce, a very healthy and delicious treat!
  • Coleman Boys Mama
    16 JUL, 2013
    I made this in the crockpot and it turned out amazing! I will never buy applesauce again! The only change I made was in reducing the water to 1cup since I knew it wouldn't be reduced in the crockpot like on the stove. The consistency was perfect. I did add the brown sugar as suggested and it was just the right amount of sweetness. I can't wait to try the variations!
  • Bazookah
    14 JAN, 2012
    This recipe is part of the Everyday Food Light issue I received 2 weeks ago and I made the cranberry-orange applesauce. It is absolutely delicious !

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