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Old-fashioned applesauce

Old-Fashioned Applesauce

"We had all kinds of apple trees in the yard when I was growing up, so I don't know for sure which ones Mother liked best for applesauce. (Today I use Cortlands.) I do know that her applesauce was very white. The secret, she said, was to keep the apples in salt water while she peeled them so that they wouldn't darken." —Doris Natvig, Jesup, Iowa