- 4 pounds tart apples
- 1 cup water
- 1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon extract
- 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
- Peel, core and quarter the apples. In a Dutch oven, bring apples, water and cinnamon to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10-15 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from the heat. Add sugar to taste and stir until dissolved. If you used a cinnamon stick, remove and discard. Mash apples with a potato masher until desired texture is reached. Serve warm or chilled. Yield: 6 cups.
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"Loved this applesauce! Easy to make and delicious. I doubled the batch and only used the cup of sugar. Will definitely make again!"
"Simple and easy to make. It is very tasty."
"The BEST! Period. How something so simple can be so good. I might use a bit less sugar next time but that is all. You have to use the cinnamon stick, that is a must."
"Just like Grandma's!"
"My mother used to make fresh applesauce almost like this when I was young and I still make it today. The only difference though is that I use either apple cider or apple juice instead of water. The apple cider/juice produces a beautiful flavor. You will never buy applesauce again."