I've mentioned before, I love my produce co op, but I think my apples have been multiplying in the drawer of the fridge. I've been debating about making some apply desserts, but that would just be to tempting to eat. Apple Butter is great for using up apples, but my son has been on an applesauce kick, so I thought this would be a treat for him to make our own. I had about 4 different kinds of apples on hand, which makes for better applesauce. I even threw in 4 pears for good measure. Aldi has apples on special this week also to help fill up the crockpot. And for my picture, BS stands for Brown Sugar ;)
Crock Pot Applesauce
adapted from skinnytaste.com
Calories: 65.9 • Fat: 0.2 g • Protein: 0.2 g • Carb: 17.5 g • Fiber: 2.8 g • Sugar: 12
Sodium: 0.6 mg
8 medium apples (Use a combination of Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji,
(I filled the crockpot, using about 20 small apples)
- 1 strips of lemon peel - use a vegetable peeler
3 inch cinnamon stick
5 tsp light brown sugar (unpacked) - or agave
1. Peel, core and chop the apples.
2. Add the sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and cinnamon stick.
3. Set crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours. Stir apples occasionally, apples will slowly become a delicious applesauce. Remove cinnamon stick and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth or if you prefer a chunky sauce, leave sauce intact. (I used a whisk, which gave the sauce a nice chunky consistency.)
4. Can and process as you would other recipes or keep refrigerated up to 3 weeks.