With the Fall season almost upon us that means plenty of apples will be appearing in our farmer’s markets.
Here is a great recipe for applesauce that you can make in your crock pot for your family.
I used to make applesauce all the time when my children were little. But then life got busy and I got lazy.
Last year I purchased some GREAT apples from a local farmer’s market and thought, why not try to make applesauce in my crock pot.
The result was amazing.
- 12 to 15 Apples; I used Cortland
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 TBS. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
Peel, core and chop the apples.
Add the apples to the crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Add the water, lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Cook on low 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally until the apples turn to applesauce.
Use a blender to get the applesauce smooth or if you enjoy a chunky applesauce, leave sauce as is.
Apples ready to be peeled…
Ready to cook…
The applesauce came out delicious. If you don’t like it chunky, you can use your blender to puree the apples after they have cooked. But I left ours chunky.
Your house will smell wonderful as the apples are cooking all day in the crock pot.
***Note: I have made this recipe with Splenda brown sugar and it works just as well.