Thanksgiving Recipe: Easy Applesauce

Learn how to make applesauce to add a delicious side dish to the main course or dessert on Turkey Day. Add different flavors to a natural applesauce recipe to suit the varying tastes of dinner guests. Keep it simple with cinnamon and brown sugar or spice it up with orange and lemon zests.

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Homemade Applesauce Recipe
 8 apples (include various kinds to give your applesauce a much deeper flavor)
 1 1⁄2 cups of water


Peel, core and slice the apples into eighths. Cook the apples in a large covered pot or Dutch oven on medium heat for about 20 minutes or until soft. Use a potato masher or a food mill to make the applesauce smooth. For a nice pink tint, keep a few of the peels on your red apples while they cook. Follow the advice of diehard applesauce makers and cook the apples whole to get the most flavor, then core, slice and mash the apples.

Add extra ingredients and make your applesauce especially delicious. Some flavoring options include butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange or lemon zest, blueberries, strawberries, raisins or cranberries. Keep it simple or make your apple sauce a little daring and pair some different flavor options.

Serve your recipe for homemade applesauce to accompany any part of the Thanksgiving feast. Enjoy the sweet flavor, and complement either the main course or pies, tarts and other sweet treats with homemade applesauce recipes. Lastly, if you are hosting this year, be sure to send online Thanksgiving invitations to share event details and communicate with your guests. Personalize your favorite invitation, send by text or email, and gather RSVPs in minutes. 
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