Crockpot Apple Sauce

The other day I made applesauce.  I made it in my favorite kitchen appliance, my crockpot.  It’s surprisingly easy to make and takes almost no active time.  Simply peel the apples, add a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice and you come out at the end with everything nice!  It’s ridiculously easy and what’s more, it’s better for you than the kind you buy in the store in little jars or pouches since you know exactly what you put into it.  You could even back off the sugar if you are using sweet apples.  I just happened to add some since we picked the tart apples that are good for baking or cooking.  At any rate, it’s more the method than the actual ingredients.

I started by peeling and chopping my apples.  Place in the bottom of the crockpot.  Add sugar (if desired) and cinnamon (if desired).

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Cook over low heat for about 5-6 hours.  The apples will become very soft.  Then use an immersion blender to puree the applesauce and make smooth.

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Place it in a jar in the refrigerator and wait for it to cool, or enjoy immediately if warm applesauce is your thing!

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Recipe:

4 lbs apples – any kind (I used Braeburn)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Peel and chop apples.  Place in bottom of crockpot.  Add sugar and cinnamon.  Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours until apples are tender.  Using an immersion blender, (or a regular blender if you don’t have immersion) puree the apples.  Store in a jar in the refrigerator until cool.  Enjoy!

Caroline