Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes | Serves Makes 4 cups | Vegan | Gluten Free
- 3 pounds apples, a mix of any kind (about 6)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Peel the apples with a vegetable peeler. We are going to use an apple corer/slicer here: press it through the apples. Place the apple pieces in a large pot. Add the water, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; give it a stir.
Place on the stove and turn the heat on to medium-high. Cover and bring to a boil. Once it starts to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Then remove the lid and continue to simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very tender, 10 to 15 minutes more.The apples will break down as they cook and the sauce will thicken. You can mash the remaining apple chunks with a wooden spoon, fork or a potato masher (or leave them, if you like chunky applesauce).
If your applesauce is a little thin at the end of cooking, continue to cook it until it reaches desired thickness. If it appears to be too thick, add a splash or two of water.
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