Apples for applesauce needn’t be in perfect shape. Little bumps and bruises can be cut away.
Applesauce apples need to be the kind that cook down instead of remaining firm when heated.
Here is a great list to follow. And as with pies, a couple of different varieties thrown together in the pot yields smashing results!
Best Apples for Applesauce
• Braeburn • Jonalicious
• Cortland • Jonathan
• Delicious (Golden or Red) • McIntosh (sweet)
• Earligold • Melrose
• Fuji • Granny Smith (pair with a sweet apple)