Makes a quart of applesauce to feed 4 people
- 3 apples such as MacIntosh, Gala, Granny Smith, etc
- 1/2 cup apple cider, or other juice
- 2 Tb sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Wash and chop apples into bite-sized pieces. In 3 qt saucepan, combine apples with juice, sugar and cinnamon and bring to a boil. Turn down to simmer and cook until apples are tender, perhaps 10 minutes. Pour hot apple mixture into food processor and pulse until desired consistency…~ 5 for chunky, longer for smooth.
If you like your applesauce chunky but detest the mouth feel of peels, then peel apples beforehand.
If you prefer smooth applesauce, I wouldn’t bother peeling since the processing step will smooth out the texture, and you will retain the nutrients/pectin of the skinsl
If you like raisins/dried cranberries, add after processing but while still warm to plump the dried fruit.
Serve warm or cold.
Store in refrigerator for 5 days.