Just got back from Meijer with some great deals. I got a 3 lb bag of Jonathon apples reduced for 62 cents! What to do with them? Make applesauce of course!
Total cost: 62 cents for the 3 lbs of apples, the pears were free from my dad's farm (they are cheap this time of year either way).
Total Prep Time: About 5-10 minutes depending on how fast you can chop.
Uses for the sauce: Obviously you can eat it plain but I also love it stirred into my oatmeal, on top of toast, in place of fat in a baking recipe, on top of pancakes, cooked with chicken or pork chops, etc etc etc.
I highly recommend trying this applesauce! It is very good and super healthy with the skins left on and with no added sugars.