Originally Posted by Trouts mom
Hmmmm, I have never had homemade apple sauce
But I do love it with pork!
It's so easy to make. Just get some good cooking applies, i.e. NOT red or golden delicious nor Macintosh, peel and slice. Put them in a heavy pot with a bit of water and a pinch of salt and let them simmer. Stir frequently, then add sugar to your own taste. Some folks add nutmeg or cinnamon but I like mine plain with just the sugar and a pinch of salt. Sometimes if the apples are fairly crisp and they don't get smooth, I use a potato masher. I tried using the hand mixer once but it made it too smooth - almost like a paste and it wasn't nearly as nice as when it was a bit "bumpy" IMO.
Sometimes when I make applesauce in the fall with the new apples (Cortland are my favourite apples for applesauce and apple pie), I just have a dish of applesauce with some homestyle bread and butter and my coffee. Of course I'm a little strange anyway since I even like my chocolate pudding with bread and butter.