Ahh fall's most amazing bounty: apples.
This is part one in my ode to apples- Applesauce. Who doesn't love applesauce? Not only is it great just plain, its heavenly on top of pancakes or with milk and cinnamon. You can't go wrong with this classic lunchbox fav. Well I had tons of apples that needed to be used, and went with how my Grandma taught me to make applesauce- which is so simple, and delicious. Her applesauce always seems to disappear as soon as hits the table. . . which is a good sign. . except when you want thirds and the bowl is empty. :D
about 1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar (to taste)
1/2 -1 teaspoon cinnamon (this is to taste, i loove cinnamon so i lean towards 1 t.)
Peel, core, and chop apples. Place in pot with water. Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until soft, then mush with a potato masher or food processor (I like mine chunky, but mash to desired consistency). Stir in sugar and cinnamon. (Or put them in a microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and cook 8 minutes, checking periodically for done-ness. When soft mash and add sugar.).