We don't go through very much applesauce in our house. Jim likes to eat it with his meals, but it isn't my preference. So I learned quite awhile back to not buy the big containers as it ends up spoiling before we get to the bottom. I buy the smaller containers for Jim and for my baking recipes I get the little 4 oz containers that are meant for individual servings. They usually come in packs of 6 or 8 containers. 4 oz equals 1/2 cup so you have a perfect portioned size. I usually get natural applesauce with no sugar added. Many of the recipes that I'm making these days call for applesauce to replace the oil, so it is very handy to have on hand.