I've finally come to terms with the School Year starting, LOL! (I was in major denial!) And now, with the cooler weather coming our way, I'm starting to think "Fall." Sigh. I can hardly believe summer is over.
Since I'm thinking "Fall," I'm starting to think about Apples. Those of you in Rochester are attending the Art and Apples Festival this weekend, so you might have a few extra apples laying around!
Applesauce is SOOOO easy to make! It's also incredibly delicious when you make it on your own. Not only is it super tasty, but it's also far better for you than store bought applesauce. You get to control the sugar. If you don't want to add any sugar to your apples, don't! It will still be wonderful!
So, grab some apples, throw them in your crock, and wait for the magic to happen!
Slow Cooker Applesauce
5 lb. Apples (I used McIntosh because that's what my husband bought!)
1/4 cup water
2 tsp. Vanilla
3-4 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1/4 cup or less of White Sugar (you can leave this out, or adjust for your family's needs)
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
Peel, core and slice all of your apples and place the slices into the Slow Cooker.
Add the water, lemon juice, vanilla, brown sugar, white sugar and cinnamon to the Apples. Give it a quick stir. Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours. Mash with a Potato Smasher if you like your applesauce thinner and less chunky.
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