- Course: Other
- Yield : 12
- Servings : 12
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 40m
- Ready In : 1:10 h
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If you are baking with this recipe, place a paper towel in a strainer, scoop in the applesauce and place over a bowl for an hour. This will remove as much water as possible. Or cook the applesauce longer to get a thicker type filling.
- 6 medium apples (1 medium apple = 1/2 cup applesauce)
- 1 cup water or apple cider
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
Peel, core and cut up the apples (if you want the applesauce to be pink, leave on the red peels). Place them in a saucepan with cider or water, sugar and cinnamon.
Boil gently uncovered, until the apples are soft enough to mash, about 40 minutes. Stir with a fork to mash, leaving a few small lumps.
Return to low heat. Stir in butter. Simmer until melted. Beat briefly.
Serve up or add cornstarch to thicken and use to make filling for a cake (especially Old Fashioned Stack Cake).