How to Make Applesauce
Aimee HerringMaking applesauce is incredibly simple, explains chef Bruce Mattel of The Culinary Institute of America. And homemade versions are vastly superior to supermarket brands when it comes to taste. He starts out with 3 Gala apples, which he peels, cores, and dices. (Dice them into fairly small pieces so they'll cook down faster.) He fills a medium saucepan with 1/2 cup of water, then adds 1/4 cup sugar and stirs over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. He adds in the chopped apples, along with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, then cooks the apples down over a medium simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the apples are soft and still slightly chunky. And that's it -- the sauce can be served warm or chilled.
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