I used 5 of small apples (2 inches diameter) and cooked with a small pot (5 inches diameter). Then, 2 people finished them all. If you cook a larger pot with more apples, you may put the leftover in a jar and enjoy later with ice cream, pie and beyond.
What you need to make apple sauce: for 2 people
- 5 small apple
- 3 to 4 table spoon of brown sugar (you may substitute other types of sugar)
Step 1: Peel and Cut Apple
Peel apples and cut in 1/8.
Take off the core.
Thinly slice them. I usually slice as thin as 1mm.
It takes some effort, yet it's good to clear your mind. :) We are so multitasking in our busy life, so it's good to focus on such a simple task. I think it's meditative.
Next day, I skipped peeling apples. If you thinly slice apples, you'll still get smooth apple sauce even with apple skin. :)
Step 2: Start Cooking Apples
Put a little water in a pot. I didn't measure, but it was a little more than 1/2 inch deep in a pot.
Start boiling the water. Once you start seeing a little bubbles in the pot, add apples you prepared in the previous step.
I think my pot was a little small, but it worked fine. :)
Step 3: Add Some Sugar
Continue cooking with medium heat.
Add 3 table spoon of brown sugar. Taste it, and add some more if you want. I don't add too much sugar at this point. If I want more sweetness, I put maple syrup or honey when I eat.
Stir apples time to time.
It's cooked pretty fast. Probably it only takes 15 -20 minutes to be ready after you start heating apples.
Step 4: It's Ready to Eat!
If you feel like sauce when you scoop, it's ready to eat!
I usually have my maple syrup at the table to add a little sweetness.