Applesauce is really easy to make and it is the perfect way to use up apples that are past their prime. I love to make applesauce for Christmas dinner but it is so easy it can be made whenever you want.
I like to use a variety of apples but if you have any apples that have gotten mushy then use them! You can use as many of as few as you like. I try to fill the pot but when I have a few mushy apples I use all that I have.
Core them and slice them.
Put them in a pot and fill the bottom with water. Not much - maybe 1 cup.
Cover and boil.
Drain the water off (or drink it - it is now apple juice-ish just please wait until it has cooled).
Get out your masher-smasher and smash away.
Add some cinnamon.
Stir and enjoy.
Easy, right? Now I never throw away mushy apples - I just make them into applesauce!