As astounded as I was about this, my hubby told me that not everyone can cook, nor do they have the desire or the time to cook. *insert gasp*
But what do they do with apples that are starting to get a little soft, or mealy, or just taking up space in the fridge? Oh, I suppose you can make a pie, or strudel, or muffins, but applesauce is just too easy not to make. You need at least four apples, preferably green Granny Smiths, and sugar, water and cinnamon.
4 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped in ½ chunksSugar (Splenda works well, too), a Tablespoon or two, depending on apple tartness
Cinnamon, I didn’t measure it, but shook it heavily
Place apples in medium saucepan; add enough water to come to the top of the apples. Place pan over medium-high heat and bring to boil. Cook apples for about 15-20 minutes, checking for softness and water level, add more water if apples are too dry. While the apples are cooking, add sugar and cinnamon, stirring/tasting until desired color/taste.
When apples appear to be mushy smush apples into sauce using hand blender or potato masher. Taste for flavor and consistency.
Add more water, sugar or cinnamon, if desired.
If it’s too thin, then cook a little more water out.
*be careful. It’s thick and splashing apples can become like tiny napalm bombs*
Enjoy those leftover apples!