Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Best Slow Cooker Applesauce

I've been wanting to make my own applesauce for quite a while and I finally got a chance when one of the last farmers markets here was selling apples for a great price. I found a few recipes and decided to mold a few together to make an easy AND healthy version. While cooking this batch the smell though the house was absolutely amazing, just that alone was worth making this!
Here's what I did:
1. Gather ingredients

  • About 15 to 20 apples
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 or 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 TBL spoon honey(optional)

 2. Peel and dice your apples. It really doesn't matter what kind of apples you use, you can even use a mixture!

3. Zest your lemon. Squeeze between a TBL spoon to 1/8 cup lemon juice. Combine Apples, cinnamon sticks, zests, and juice into your slow cooker and turn to low. If you only have about three pounds it will take only about four hours. If your apples aren't very sweet, you can add some honey. I didn't think mine were sweet, so I added about a TBL spoon of honey before cooking and the sweetness was perfect.

 4. Once your apples have cooked long enough, all you have to do is take a fork and stir it up really well. Remove any inedible things such as cinnamon sticks or large zests.
Eating it while it's still warm is even better than after you refrigerate it. You'll NEVER want to buy it from the store AGAIN! It's that good. You can easily jar it to preserve some for later, but most of ours didn't end up lasting though the day!

Enjoy! xo -Liz

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