9-10 medium apples, 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (if you want to sweeten the sauce), 1/4 cup water, & 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, if desired.
Peel & core apples, then coarse chop & dump in a pot w/the water. Add sugar & cinnamon, if using them.
Bring to boil & cook until apples are soft & mash easily w/a fork.
Remove from heat & either pour the apple mix into a blender & puree or use a stick blender in the pot & puree until desired texture is acheived (we like it a bit chunky).
Serve either warm or chilled.
As a side note, I prefer to make applesauce using at least 2 varieties of apples to get the best flavor & have found that using a mix of sweet & tart makes the best sauce. This recipe also double, triples or more very easily, but use half or less of the sugar than what you think you'll need & do taste tests to see if you'll need more b/c it's easy to over-sweeten.
Have fun making your applesauce!
at 11:50 AM on Nov. 12, 2009