Apple sauce can be a great way to preserve extra apples. It makes a great snack or can be added to different baking recipes. It also goes great with yogurt or ice cream for dessert! You can also freeze your applesauce, but it may thaw slightly thinner than its original consistency.
3 pounds apples peeled, cored, and chopped
⅓ cup water
2-4 tablespoons sugar (can add to taste based on the tartness or sweetness of the apple variety)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cover.
Cook 15-20 minutes or until apples are very tender. Remove lid and simmer an additional 5 minutes to thicken.
Mash apples with a masher for a chunky consistency or blend/puree with an immersion blender for a smooth consistency.
Serve warm or chilled.
Recipe adapted from: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/homemade-applesauce/