**To get six tablespoons of drained applesauce, start with about 12 tablespoons or 3/4 cups. Put a stack of paper towels on the counter. Dump the applesauce onto the towels and with the back of a spoon, spread it into a blog abut 1/3 of an inch thick. The moisture from the applesauce will drain into the paper towels. When you’re ready to use the applesauce, measure six tablespoons by scraping it off the paper towels. The point of draining is to remove some of the water trapped in the applesauce. Less water means less steam, less steam means less of a rubbery texture.
***Apple butter may also be used, but the brownies will have apple flavor. Another thing I’ve tested is a mixture of 3 tablespoons of undrained applesauce and 3 tablespoons of apple butter. That works well, too, and the flavor isn’t as apple-y.
I think the prune puree works best, though.