I have been making home-made applesauce for years, both on the stove and in the slow cooker, and I thought I'd share my method. First of all, the type of apple is very important. I like to use a mix but they should be sweet apples - Golden Delicious, Gala, etc. DO NOT USE GRANNY SMITH FOR APPLESAUCE! No sugar is necessary if you use the right apples. Don't peel them because the peel has wonderful nutrients - just cut them into chunks. Next a put a bit of water at the bottom of the pan or crock. Cook on low in the crock until mushy or on the stove at medium, lid on the pan set askew to let off some steam. Shake pan from time to time. Don't let them burn because burnt fruit tastes terrible! When they are done run them through the food mill - it will take off the skins - and add water, if necessary, for desired consistency. If you used red apples the sauce will be a pretty pink. I like to make a whole bunch of applesauce and freeze it in batches - applesauce freezes beautifully! Good luck!
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