Commercially canned applesauce seems like a super healthy choice for you and your kids, right? Not necessarily. Turn to the nutrition label and your jaw may hit the floor when you look at how much sugar is in each serving. It’s crazy!
A good solution though is homemade applesauce. It’s a great beginner recipe to start your canning journey and there are so many possibilities to customize to your family’s flavor preferences. One of my favorite apple sauce canning recipe is Naturally Flavored Applesauce, which allows you to flavor your sauce using fruit. Plus, depending on the apple you choose, sugar is only added for additional sweetening, giving you the ability to control its sugar content.
But what is the best apple to choose when making and canning applesauce?