Homemade applesauce is AMAZING! It doesn't even compare to the store bought applesauce. However, it was pretty time consuming to make and an enormous amount of apples only yielded 3 quarts and 1 pint of applesauce. I did get the apples at a great price but if your just doing a price comparison, I believe the stores would have the homemade variety beat. But, if your comparing taste-homemade is exponentially better.
The process is time consuming but not hard. Here is what I did.
I washed the apples.
Then I cored them(I didn't peel them).
I then cooked them in a huge stockpot with about an inch of water until they were mushy.
Afterwards, I have this really cool attachment for my Kitchen Aid that purees fruits..
Then, I seasoned the applesauce with some cinnamon and kept it warm so I could can it. I think next time I'll just freeze it in serving portions rather than can it.
But seriously...It is so good-I'll definitely make it again!