From Cottonwood, Arizona, Mary Ann Gove shares her special recipe for no-cook applesauce. “It's extra-healthy since no nutrients are lost in cooking,” she notes. “Honey makes it sweet enough to satisfy as dessert.”
There's just something extra special about homemade applesauce. This simple recipe is tart and not too sweet. It makes the perfect side dish, especially with pork chops or a pork roast. —Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan
Serve this warm dish with ice cream for dessert. My mother game me the recipe for the cinnamony apple delight. Simmering it in a slow cooker fills the house with a wonderful aroma. —Lisa Roessner, Fort Recovery, Ohio
ONCE YOU TASTE this applesauce, you won't want the tore-bought variety anymore. Baking the apples locks in their delicious flavor! This recipe can easily be adjusted for any amount of servings. —Mary Mootz
We had all kinds of apple trees in the yard when I was growing up, so I don't know for sure which ones Mother liked best for applesauce. (Today I use Cortlands.) I do know that her applesauce was very white. The secret, she said, was to keep the apples in salt water while she peeled them so that they wouldn't darken. —Doris Natvig, Jesup, Iowa
As a young girl, I was amazed when Mom transformed fresh apples into this delightful, lovely mixture. I'm not sure if I liked it so much because it was made with candies or because it tasted wonderful.
-Barbara Hyatt, Folsom, California