Pioneers didn't have much, but what they did have they made the best of. This is a cross between dumplings and noodles, uses only 4 ingredients and is a great comfort food. We have never modified it from the original recipe which has been passed in our family I think forever.
Applesauce gives this sauce a nice thick texture that coats well on meat. It has a sweet spicy flavor that is excellent on chicken or pork. It may also be canned in sterile containers for later use, or for giving as gifts.
You will have to slice oodles of cucumbers for this great recipe, but when your finished and you take your first bite, you 'll want to slice up another bushel. Perfect to spoon over your favorite salad or top a grilled burger, or just to nibble for the heck of it.