I know it seems kind of silly now, but for a while I was a little embarrassed to admit how much I like applesauce. I would “buy it for my kids” or make it from scratch on occasion, but it was always “for my kids.” Then it dawned on me that it was really a ridiculous notion. Applesauce is just plain good and I should enjoy it out in the open like a normal person. So, that’s precisely what I’ve done. No shame. :) A few days ago I decided it had been far too long since I had made homemade applesauce. We hit up the farmer’s market and came home with several dozen apples of various varieties. I wanted to use a mix of different apples both for flavor and texture, and I liked the idea of infusing the applesauce with spices as it cooked. In about an hour we were spooning up warm Vanilla Chai-Spiced Chunky Applesauce into our bowls.