It is easy to make great tasting applesauce in less than an hour using this simple recipe.
Start with 3 to 4 pounds of apples that have been peeled, cored, and then chopped or quartered. Tart, cooking apples work best. In Arizona, we use Golden Dorsett, but you can use Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan or almost any green apple.
Place the ingredients in a pot and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until the apples are very tender. Remove from the heat and mash to the desired consistency with a potato masher.
- 3 to 4 pounds of apples
- 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup of water
If the final sauce is not sweet enough, a few tablespoons of white sugar or honey can be added.
Fresh, warm applesauce is great over vanilla ice cream, especially if you leave it a little chunky. If you plan to use it as a side dish, chill the applesauce in the refrigerator prior to serving.