Homemade applesauce, here in a preliminary stage. I canned a few jars for my father’s 79th birthday.
Applesauce is surprisingly easy to make. Ingredients list: apples. Cooking method: add a little water to peeled and cored apples, cook on low heat in a covered pan until fairly soft, then use a blender on a stick to blend everything smooth. Elapsed time: about half an hour. If the apples are very sour, add some maple syrup. Some people like applesauce with cinnamon. In that case, just add a half teaspoon of cinnamon or so. That’s all there is to it.