|Cooking time||30 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
Applesauce is incredibly easy to make at home. Use any apple variety or combination of varieties you like. Apples with red skins will make pink applesauce while apples with green or yellow skins (or peeled apples) will make yellow or tan applesauce.
Peel the apples and slice them into quarters, removing the core (if you have a food mill, just slice the apples into quarters without bothering to peel or core). Place the apple pieces in a heavy bottom pot with ½ cup water or cider. Cover and cook over medium heat until very soft – 15 to 20 minutes. Mash the cooked apples with a potato masher or puree in a food processor if you don’t have a food mill. Add maple syrup or sugar to sweeten if desired. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and/or allspice are great optional ways to spice up a pot of applesauce. Serve warm or cold.
Applesauce will keep in the fridge for several days. Freeze any leftover applesauce and it will keep for months!