Monday, October 22, 2012

Slow Cooker Applesauce



If you would have told me how different homemade applesauce and store bought applesauce are, I wouldn't have believed you. But wow, they are completely different.

Homemade applesauce is not grainy, it's smooth. And it actual tastes like apples, not sour grainy mush.


I saw bags of apples at the store for on sale, and thought I'd give it a try. I have been buying unsweetened applesauce jars for a few weeks, as it is a great snack for my son, but this homemade stuff is gold!

We ate almost the complete batch as a side with dinner. I think there is a whopping 1/2 cup stashed in the frig, and I bet that won't make it through the night.




Slow Cooker Applesauce
Recipe adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking

4 large apples, skinned, cored, and cut in quarters (I used 8 small)

Juice from 1/2 lemon 

1 tablespoon brown sugar 

1/4 cup water



Skin, core, and cut your apples into quarters. Place the pieces into a 4 quart crockpot. Add the juice from the lemon, and the water. Sprinkle brown sugar over top.

Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. When the apples are super tender, mash with a potato masher or large fork. I cooked mine for about 5 hours, and I mushed them up with a potato masher.