It’s apple time again! I think this is one of the best parts about Autumn; apples are all over the place and you can’t help but grab up a few, or a peck of them. I used to think a peck of apples was something a crazy person bought, until I cooked up a peck in many different recipes a few years ago. Oh yeah, I finished up the peck and posted another list of apple recipes too. So, now it’s time for my favorite EASY apple recipe: applesauce! My recipe is super simple, no bells and whistles or additives. It’s basically straight apples and everyone that’s had it loves it. It’s perfect if you don’t want your family hopped up on sugar, since it doesn’t’ contain any.
5 apples cored and cut into small cubes*
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon(optional)
Place water and lemon juice(or vinegar) in the bottom of the slow cooker insert.
Place the cubed apples and cinnamon in the insert and stir until the liquid is over all of the cubes.
Put on lid and turn slow cooker to high. Cook for 3 to 4 hours or until you can’t take smell the aroma anymore without tasting.
Once done, take a potato masher and mash the apples until they turn into a sauce. For a finer consistency, use a fork to smash the apples.
Serve warm, cold, mixed with plain Greek yogurt, hot over ice cream, etc.
*I used fuji, eastern or gala, and maybe one granny smith added for tartness
If you liked this recipe, check out my recipe for Apple Cinnamon Brown Betty.