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Fresh Applesauce

Total Time
40 mins

Try this easy recipe with Grilled Potato Latkes, or enjoy it on its own.

Fresh Applesauce

Eva Kolenko
 ¼ cup sugar
 ¼ tsp kosher salt
 4 lbs (8 to 12 medium) apples
 Lemon juice (optional)

Put 1/4 cup sugar, the salt, and 1 cup water into an 8- to 10-qt. pot. In several batches, peel, quarter, and core apples, then slice into wedges about 1/3 in. thick; drop into pot as you go.


Cook over medium-high heat, covered, until apples are very tender and begin to break down, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and mash with a potato masher. Taste and add more sugar or some lemon juice if you like.

MAKE AHEAD Up to 1 week, chilled airtight.