Every winter we get a big bag of apples through a fundraiser, and last year I followed this recipe exactly. This is a pretty good recipe to start with, but I agree with the others that it needed less water and sugar than called for (hence one star off). But I think that is partly preference and partly the kind and/or size of apples you use, so some might find this recipe okay as is. Play around with it a bit.
This year I cut up extra apples (4 medium ones and 2 very small ones), which was about 920g once it was peeled and chopped into 1-2 cm cubes. Since I added extra apple, I kept the water the same (3/4 cup) but still halved the sugar (about 2 Tbsp), intending to add more sugar later after I taste tested it. In the end it didn't need any more sugar since my apples were plenty sweet to begin with. I also don't like a ton of cinnamon in my applesauce, so instead of 1/2 tsp as written (like I did last year), this year I just put in a couple of dashes, which was just right for my taste.
I cooked it covered on medium heat for about 15 min or a little more, stirring every five min or so. And since I like my applesauce without chunks, I pureed it with an immersion blender. (I pureed it while it was still hot so I could taste test and add sugar if needed, and let it cool after I was done meddling with it.)
It produced about 3 cups of applesauce.
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Every winter we get a big bag of apples through a fundraiser, and last year I followed this...