I switched to using dark brown sugar as we really like the taste but you can use white or light brown sugar if you prefer. I do not measure often when I cook as I just see and smell if it is correct. Try this recipe as it is so simple to make your own...
Brown sugar applesauce
7 or 8 sweet apples (I used Elstar)
3 or 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 or 2 tablespoons white sugar
cinnamon to taste (I put in about a teaspoon I think as we love this spice)
1 tablespoon water
Core, peel and cut apple into chunks. Place in a pan with a heavy bottom. Mix in dark brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon and water. Bring the mix to high heat almost boiling. Now turn back the heat to simmer low until apples are soft and so tender that they mash as you stir the applesauce. 4 servings
It really is that simple and tastes amazing. Once you eat homemade applesauce, there is no going back. *grins* Turn this into a wonderful dessert by placing a serving from the applesauce in a bowl. Add a ball of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with maple syrup. The apples combined with the nuttiness of the maple syrup make this a taste of the autumn harvest.
Bon appitit or eet smakelijk!