Fresh Applesauce

Applesauce apples do not need the same firmness as other cooking apples. If you want to reduce or omit the sugar when making applesauce, choose apples that are naturally sweetest. If you want to add sugar, here's a tip: when sugar is added at the beginning of cooking, it will help apples retain the shape and result in a chunkier applesauce. If you like smoother applesauce, cook the apples first, then stir in the sweetener. Try these apples for applesauce: Cameo, Crispin,Golden Delicious. Ida Red. Jonagold, Newton Pippin, Northern Spy, Paula Red, Pink Lady, Rome