The "recipe" here is beyond simple and imprecise; I think the important things are getting really excellent apples and using a food mill. We used freshly-picked Gravensteins and my brand-new Oxo food mill (purchased for making a jam that I'll write about very soon). This combination made by far the best applesauce I've ever made or eaten (if I do say so myself). I'm not quite ready to gift it to someone for their wedding, but I no longer think that present was completely insane, either.
Simple Microwave Applesauce
Combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on HIGH for 10 minutes, or until very mushy. Run through a food mill. Enjoy!
- some apples (I had about 2 lbs Gravensteins), quartered and cored (NOT peeled)
- a splash of apple cider vinegar
- a splash of water
- a sprinkle of cinnamon (I actually used some pumpkin pie spice mix I had sitting around)
- a sprinkle of sugar