I was never really fanatical about applesauce until my Grandma introduced me to homemade applesauce. Quick to prepare, amazingly delicious and a great dessert any time, I am hooked!
Buy a bunch of gravensteen (green ish) apples, maybe throw in a red or other one for variety. You don't want to make this out of grocery store apples, get the good stuff from a farmer, farmer's market or pick your own.
1. Wash and peel the apples. No need to be perfect, just get most of the peel off.
2. Core and cut into 1 inch or smaller chunks. The pieces don't have to be uniform either.
3. Toss apples in large pan, with a sprinkling of water (I used 1/4 C with 4-5 apples, seemed to work fine). You can always add more water.
4. Cook the apples, covered, on medium heat, until they break down and become apple-saucy texture. This happens after the bubbling and frothy stage.
5. Add a tablespoon of sugar if you need it and stir to dissolve.
6. Take the pan off the heat and stir in a tad bit of vanilla