This recipe really doesn’t have measurements. As my mom says, “I just make it.” Use your favorite apple. We like Granny Smith but many varieties work. The trick is in the water: don’t add too much or you will have apple soup instead of homemade applesauce!
You know good recipes come from church covered dish suppers. This recipe was shared by my friend Kemie. Kemie is a great cook and has happily shared many recipes. This is a great switch from the classic apple pie recipe, Old World Apple Pie is a crowd pleaser again and again!
Hayward and Ellen Reece started growing apples in 1946 after he returned from WWII. He bought a small 15 acre existing orchard and together they expanded year by year and sold most the apples wholesale from a shed behind their house. Ellen is still living and her family has continued to grow and operate the family orchard. They have shared their family recipe for apple cake with us.