For the best taste and texture, use a variety of apples--such as Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Gala--when making applesauce and pies.
12 large apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
How to Make It
Cook all ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 20 minutes or until the apples are tender and the juices are thickened. Serve applesauce warm; or let cool, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.