I’d like to make homemade applesauce with organic apples. Do you have a recipe?

There are as many different applesauce recipes as there are folks who make applesauce. Applesauce can be made by baking, simmering, or steaming apples. Each leads to a slightly different result, and each method has its fans.

Probably the simplest way to make applesauce is to core, peel, and slice eight medium apples. Combine the sliced apples with 1/4 cup apple juice, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons organic sugar (optional) in a medium-sized pot. Simmer the apple mixture, uncovered, stirring occasionally until the apples are soft. This should take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes.

For very smooth applesauce, press the cooked apple mixture through a sieve. For a chunkier version, mash the apples with the back of a fork until the desired consistency is reached.

After you experience how quick, delicious, and easy it is to make applesauce at home, you may never purchase applesauce again!