The Best Applesauce Recipe

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Ingredients (8)

  • 4 pounds mixed apples (about 12 medium apples; 1.8kg)
  • 3 1/2 ounces plain or toasted sugar (about 1/2 cup; 100g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for table salt, use about half as much by volume or the same weight
  • 1 ounce apple cider vinegar (about 2 tablespoons; 30g)
  • 1 (3-inch) strip orange peel
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • Apple cider, to adjust consistency
  • 1/4 teaspoon rose water (optional)

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