For my batch of applesauce, I had the privilege of using apples from a 50 year old tree on my Granddad's land. You can really use any variety of apples you would like or have on hand. You could even use several different varieties in the same batch.
What I love most about this applesauce is knowing EXACTLY what is in it. My boys especially love applesauce and they are always asking for it. After making this applesauce, it's become very obvious there's a lot more that goes into the applesauce you find in the store...and it's certainly not apples.
You don't have to worry about slicing the apples thinly. After the apples are cored, and peeled, cut each apple into 8-slices and throw them in the pot.
I don't currently have a food processor, so I opted for the next best option- my Kitchen Aid mixer with my whisk attachment. It definitely got the job done! I turned it onto the highest speed for approximately 2 minutes and my sauce was perfectly blended. Keep in mind the apple mixture is still pretty warm so you want to make sure to take care not to let it splash. If you decide to use the blender option, make sure you blend in small batches. If you overfill the blender with the warm apples, you run the risk of it overflowing.
Once you have blended up your applesauce, store it in airtight containers, like I do, opt for the handy mason jars. They are great for storage in the fridge, but can also store in your freezer.
Hope you enjoy my Old Fashioned Applesauce!