As Julie mentioned in her wonderful article in the Ann Arbor paper, mom and dad would be happy to bag up a "custom blend" of apples for your apple sauce! The following is a Nemeth Family recipe courtesy of my 16 year old son Mike, who Papa (otherwise known as Alex) says is pretty darned good! You can adjust the recipe to your taste, and the quantity to your needs.
1/2 peck of Nemeth apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar (less if you are using sweet apples, or to your taste)
1/3 cup Nemeth's Apple Cider
2 slices of orange, seeds removed
cinnamon to taste
In a sauce pan, infuse the orange slices in the apple cider over very low heat for 15 minutes, do not let it come to a boil. Remove orange slices and discard. Add apples, sugar, and cinnamon to the liquid. Cover and simmer, over low heat until the apples become soft and cook down. Stir frequently. If your sauce is thinner than you like, remove lid and simmer uncovered, watching it very carefully so that it does not burn. If the applesauce is chunkier than you like, use a potato masher, fork, or sieve to make it to the consistency you desire.
We hope you enjoy this family favorite recipe!