Homemade Applesauce is so easy to make. Use an assortment of apples and you’ll have a flavorful snack you can enjoy, better than the store stuff! Let your slow cooker do the work so kids and adults alike can have a healthy snack!
My huge stash of apples is gone and I'm sad. I miss them. I miss using my awesome new apple peeler. Have I mentioned how I came about a large stash of apples? This is going to sound made up, but I promise it's true. My friend Monica can vouch for me because she is the one who gave me access to 500 apple trees that have barely been touched. It was like we were in a dream world! There were so many perfect apples waiting to be plucked from branches and turned into pie. Or jam. Or applesauce. I so badly want to go back to the Secret Orchard. There are endless options for things to do with apples! And I adore my awesome new apple peeler. She's even a pretty red color, just like an apple. I named her Fiona.
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By the way, I've kind of lost track but I believe there are at least three more apple-related recipes to come after this one. And they are ALL delicious!
This applesauce was EASY and very yummy. My boys ate the entire batch within a couple days. They even did a bit of modeling for me.
Aren't they cute?
Peel and slice 10-12 medium apples. Throw them into a crockpot along with brown sugar, lemon juice, water and cinnamon.
Cook on high for 5 hours, stirring occasionally, if possible.
I used a potato masher to make the mixture a little less chunky. An immersion blender would make the consistency even smoother.
Let the applesauce cool, pour it into containers, cover and store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
If you are obsessed with apple recipes like I am, check out a few more of my favorites! Apple French Toast Bake, Salted Caramel Apple Cookies, Appledoodles, Apple Pie Bars, Caramel Apple Cupcakes, Crockpot Pork Loin with Apples, Apple Pie Monkey Bread, Salted Chocolate Caramel Apples