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Applesauce is another one of those things I just grew up making.  My Dad made it.  I made it with him.  My parents actually preserved it.  I cannot remember if it was canned or frozen.  My Aunt made it from the tree in her backyard in Marin county.  Big pots full and we could have as much as we wanted.  Pretty decadent.  

I look at the grocery store shelves now and there are so many jars of applesauce when it tastes so  much better when it is made from home.  I like to core and peel the apples.  Other people just chop them in quarters and put it all through a food mill afterwards.  I still do not have a food mill.  It is on my list of kitchen gadgets I will get some day.  Especially before we move to the land.  

Applesauce is like bread to me.  Just one of those things you make at home


apples, a pound or more, cored and peeled, cut into quarters

enough water to cover the bottom of a sauce pan

sugar, to taste

cinnamon, optional and to taste

Put the apples in a pot with the water.  Bring to a boil.  Cover.  Turn to a simmer and let cook about 15 to 20 minutes or until soft enough to stick with a fork.  Mash with a potato masher or fork.  Add sugar and cinnamon to taste.

Serve in a bowl or with potato pancakes.  Or anyway you can think of.  Homemade is really so much better.

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