Sure you could just buy it at the store, but homemade applesauce is one of the all-time great treats.
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- apple corer
- large, non-reactive pot
- long-handled wooden spoon
- colander or vegetable mill with large holes (optional)
- 5 pounds apples*
- 3 c water
- 2 t cinnamon
- 1 t nutmeg
- 2-4 T brown sugar or honey
Wash, quarter, and core the apples, then place in pot with water and spices. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer, stirring frequently, for 1½ hours, until apples are soft. Add 2 T brown sugar, taste, and adjust seasonings.
If you would like to remove the skins, place some of the applesauce in a colander or vegetable mill and push through.
Serve warm or cold.
*You can use all a single variety of apples or an assortment – just make sure they are fresh and flavorful.
Adapted from The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus for family and friends, by Anna Thomas.
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