I originally intended on making apple butter, but Daven wanted applesauce. The process is the same; there's just significantly less sugar in the sauce than there is in apple butter.
I didn't keep count of how many apples went into this. I had a bag full to work with.
Peel the skin off of apples.
(Some people leave the skin on. I don't like it that way. )
Slice apples and chop into small pieces.
Add cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl. The amount depends on your tastes. I used a cup of brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar and a few tsps of cinnamon. A dash of nutmeg if you're feeling adventurous.
This may sound like a lot of sugar, but keep in mind that my largest bel was filled to the top with apples.
Microwave for 15 min. Stir every 5 min.
Move apples to the blender and purée.
Eat hot or stick it in the fridge.
I also made a small batch without any sugar or spices for 6 month old Lainey to try. I'm excited to find out if she likes them as much as she likes sweet potatoes!
Daven will eat this by the bowl. I plan on making some biscuits soon so I can top them with the applesauce. Yum.