- Peel apples and cut into quarters. Remove the cores and then cut the apples into thick slices. Place slices immediately in water with lemon juice to prevent browning. Soak for 5 or 10 minutes, do not over soak.
- Add cold water to a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Drain slices and add them to the saucepan. Bring apples and water to a boil over medium heat. Cover apples and reduce heat to low. For chunky sauce simmer apples for 8 to 10 minutes. For smoother applesauce, simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Add the sugar during the last 2 or 3 minutes of cooking time. Stir sugar into the sauce and finish cooking to desired consistency.
- The applesauce can be served warm or chilled. Before storing in the refrigerator, allow the applesauce to cool and then place in a sealed container.
|Prep Time: 45 minutes|
Cook Time: 15 minutes
|-||6 Golden Delicious apples (or any good cooking apple, such as Braeburn, Fuji, Jonathan, or McIntosh|
|-||1/2 cup cold water|
|-||1/2 cup sugar|