I think the key to good applesauce is in the type of apple you use. You want to choose apples that are naturally more sweet so that you do not have to use a lot of additional sugar. Naturally sweet apples are Red Delicious, Gala, Fuji, and McIntosh. I like to use a combination of apples rather than just one type. I used Gala and Fuji this time around- but you can change it up however you like. You can start with a few tbsp. of sugar and add more as they cook if needed. This is a very easy and versatile recipe and a great way to use up some yummy apples!
Ingredients (makes 4 servings
4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar (or start with less and adjust after cooking)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar and cinnamon.
Cover and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until apples are soft.
Allow apples to cool and then mash with potato masher to desired consistency. Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers.