My grandma makes THE BEST applesauce. It's my very favorite. I used to love applesauce from the grocery store, but once I had hers I was ruined for all others. My mom got me the necessary tools to make this applesauce a long time ago, but I never attempted to make it myself...until now. It's so easy and just so delicious. To make it though, you need a food mill, so if you decide to go ahead and make this yourself (which you really, really should), get a food mill if you don't already have one. My mom picked one up at Crate & Barrel, but I am sure you can find one pretty much anywhere that sells kitchen items.
10 Jonathan apples
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
Wash all 10 apples. Cut into 1/8ths (no need to remove skins, seeds or stems). In a large pot add the water, then the cut apples. Cover and cook on low for 20-30 minutes, until apples are soft. Place food mill over bowl. Pour the pot contents, including the liquid, into the food mill. Turn handle to make sauce. Taste the applesauce, then sweeten with sugar to taste, adding no more than 1/2 cup of sugar. Refrigerate before eating or pour into freezer bags, laying flat to freeze. Enjoy!
A few notes: You may think are you doing this wrong at first - I did. When I poured the contents into the food mill, all the liquid went through and it did not look like applesauce til more towards the end. It will be a pinkish color, as you can see in the picture. That is what you want! I only used a little bit of sugar, maybe 1/4 cup or so. It really just depends on your preference. If you are eating right away, just refrigerate a little bit at a time, freezing the rest. It really freezes well, so you can make a few batches to stock the freezer. Be ready though, other applesauce will no longer taste the same.
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