I may have purchased too many apples.
Christine and I were at an orchard recently and I realized that a peck (a reasonable amount) was only a couple dollars less than a half-bushel (a huge amount). Obviously, I went with the savings and got the half-bushel. In order to not waste these delicious McIntosh apples, I need to do something, or a few somethings, with them. This is the first something: apple sauce.
Homemade apple sauce is cheap, easy, and delicious.
Blend or leave chunky. I chose to blend because I own an immersion blender, which I don’t use often enough.
I don’t add anything to my apple sauce, as you can always add it right before eating. Also, apples sauce is a great substitute for eggs in making, so it’s prudent to keep the sauce plain in case cinnamon would negatively affect the flavor of the baked good.
You can add sugar, honey, cinnamon, berries, or whatever else you might like right before eating.
Well sealed, applesauce will keep in the fridge for about three weeks.
Added benefit: this tasty treat is accidentally vegan!