Grow It! Can It! Eat It!: Applesauce

Quarter & core apples (about ¾ of a bushel) & place in Dutch oven.  Cook on low, stirring frequently to avoid scorching.  Do not add any water, because it makes the applesauce too soupy.  After 15-20 min., the apples should be soft. Pour some of hot sauce into food mill & stir.  Separates sauce from peel.  Spoon sauce into freezer containers & let cool before placing in freezer, or pour into sterilized jars and process 10 min. for pts. 20 min. for qts. 

Using 2-3 different kinds of apples, i.e. Jonathans, McIntosh, Courtlands, creates a delicious applesauce.

If you prefer a chunkier sauce, peel, quarter and core apples and place in kettle or microwave safe bowl.  Add ¼ c. water & cook on high 5-6 min., stirring halfway through cooking process.  Cook until desired consistency.  Can add some cinnamon, if desired.