Can you teach me how to make homemade applesauce?
Homemade applesauce is pretty easy if you've got a little time, a food processor or blender, and a ton of apples. You'll also need lemon juice and apple juice (or water), and sugar and cinnamon, if you'd like. You ratio should be roughly 1 cup of liquid per 10 apples -- so if you've got 20 apples leftover from your fall haul that will go bad if you don't use 'em, you'll want to use 1/2 cup lemon juice to 1 1/2 cups of apple juice or water. If your sauce feels too watery, you can always cook it down. Here's a quick recipe:
1. Peel, quarter, and core your apples, and toss them with the apple and lemon juice in a giant pot. Bring to a boil.
2. Dial the heat down and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until your apples soften.
3. Mash the apples a bit with a potato masher, then stir in cinnamon and any sugar you'd like to add. (Personally, I don't think you need sugar.) Continue to stir
4. Zap the mixture in a food processor or blender, and either enjoy it fresh, or let it cool before storing it in the refrigerator.