The kids and I decided to make applesauce one Sunday afternoon. Not only did it make my house smell delicious, it made our dinner a little extra special too.
If you have a slow cooker, this little method is a cinch to make (and the leftovers keep in your fridge up to 3 days!). Enjoy it as a snack, a side, a breakfast or as an ingredient in something else…just enjoy it :).
This makes about 4 cups of applesauce (or so).
8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into chunks (I used Honeycrisp but Gala or Macintosh work well too)
1 cup water
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
In your slow cooker, combine all 4 ingredients, cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or on high 4 hours.
Remove lid from slow cooker and using a hand mixer, lightly mix the ingredients until they resemble the consistency you like (I like my applesauce a little chunky). You could also pour the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you reach your desired consistency.
Serve warm or cold.
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