Homemade applesauce will taste so much better than anything you've ever eaten from a store. My family doesn't mind a little bit of tart so we don't add any sugar at all. If you prefer a sweeter sauce find a sweet variety or you can use a little bit of sugar.
We have found that if you see an apple tree, ask the owner if you can pick their apples. Most time we find they will give them to you rather than have to mow over them or keep picking them off after they fall.
Many times people don't know what kind of apple tree they have. They may have moved in and it was already there. Not every apples makes good sauce. I usually take a box and test them out first. Some have no flavor, some have a weird texture. Once we know we like them we sauce them. If we don't we press them for cider. Still no waste!
If you are ready to make your own applesauce with no additives, no preservatives, no sugar and most likely no chemicals..scroll on down!
How to Make Homemade Applesauce
Wash your apples well, especially ones that have hit the ground.