So, You Have a Lot of Apples? Make Applesauce

Autumn's abundance of apples gets put to work in Ina's easy, healthy applesauce recipe.
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Ina Garten Homemade Applesauce

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You've never had applesauce like this: tangy with a hint of orange.

Whether you've spent all weekend at the orchard or you simply picked up a few bags of the skinned beauties from the grocery store, your crisper drawer is likely chock-full of apples. Once you've had your fill of pies, tarts and breads — and worked apples into your favorite savory recipes — it's time to look to applesauce.

If you've stayed away from the from-scratch stuff over worry of a tricky assembly, fear not. It's as simple as piling the ingredients in a pot and letting the heat work its magic. In her fuss-free recipe for Homemade Applesauce, Ina Garten opts for a mix of tart and sweet apples, plus warm spices like cinnamon and allspice to add the comforting flavors of the season. She bakes the mixture at a moderate temperature — 350 degrees F — so the apples will slowly break down and turn soft. Once they're ready, all you have to do to turn out a smooth finished product is toss the red peel and quickly whisk the applesauce before serving.

Click the play button on the video above to watch how Ina makes this easy, healthy fall staple.

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