Note: apple sauce is served pretty much like a vegetable in
Germany, so it needs to be relatively tasteless and a lot less
sweet than we British are used to.
Note: you will need a, preferably metal, kitchen sieve for this.
4 relatively bland eating apples (~800 gm): experiment
suggests Royal Gala or Egremont Russet do the trick, as they
taste of apple but are neither sweet nor tart, but if you
can't get those Golden Delicious is fine
half a lemon
Quarter the apples, removing just the stalks/ends; there is
no need to peel them.
Pour 3 cm of water into a large pan and bring it to the
Add the apples and the lemon (halved); cover and boil for
Drain the apples and then, working in batches, press them
through a sieve using the back of a metal spoon; discard the
skin and the seeds.