Chicken and a green salad? Apple sauce would go perfectly with that!
Bacon and walnut salad? Throw in some chopped apples!
(Okay, I think you get the point.)
And my husband, who isn't much of a fruit guy, just so happens to love apples. (Could this have something to do with the fact that he's Belgian?) His favorite way to eat apples being apple sauce, that's what I usually end up making for him.
My method is simple and foolproof and almost never needs additional sweeteners. The hubster loves this as part of any meal, but especially as his "dessert" after polishing off a mini breakfast quiche (or two).
Apple sauce makes for a great snack, side or dessert. It freezes and cans great as well.