Michigan McIntosh apples are extremely popular with people all over the world. After trying applesauce from almost every apple possible, without question, Michigan McIntosh apples make the best applesauce-- in fact, it is incredible. It has a creamy and rich taste and texture while offering the right balance of sweet and tart. We typically add only cinnamon to our recipe while cooking, but occasionally drizzle bourbon maple syrup when serving to make an extra special treat. Regardless, if you can bear to spare your precious McIntosh apples from eating them outright, you will not be disappointed with this delight.
Applesauce is probably one of the easiest apple recipes to make. It is ideal way to use apples that are beyond their peak. Applesauce is great for incorporating into other recipes like apple bread, or applesauce can be served as a side dish (pork chops and applesauce) or as a dessert. Some like their applesauce smooth, while others, like us, like it a little chunky. Some like to serve it warm, while others like it chilled. Regardless of your serving preferences, the taste of applesauce made from Michigan McIntosh is a rich, velvety experience that you will surely enjoy.
To Make Applesauce
Core, slice, and peel apples. (3-4 large apples make a small batch).
Place apples in a saucepan with 3-4 tablespoons of water and cook until tender; mashing while cooking.
Add in cinnamon to taste (1/2 teaspoon at a time)-we used one teaspoon.
Drizzle with bourbon maple syrup or sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to garnish
Serve warm or store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Applesauce may be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.