Slow Cooker: Homemade Applesauce
Last week when I listed my November ambitions, I mentioned that I wanted to share two apple related recipes this month. I also said I wanted to try a recipe from a blog I currently follow. With this post, I’m going to touch on both – two birds, one stone, you know how it goes.
First, let me talk about the recipe. I’ve never made homemade applesauce before but with the season, it seems like the popular thing to do. The fact that I could make it in my Crock Pot made this recipe a no brainer – I just had to try it! I admit, you have to put some work into peeling and cutting the apples but when I put my mind to it, I was able to have everything prepped and in the slow cooker within 15 minutes (I didn’t have a choice; I was home on lunch and rushing to get back to work on time!).
Now, a quick moment of your time to introduce you to Julia from A Cedar Spoon. Simply put, she has amazing recipes to share! She was one of the first blogger relationships I made upon starting Inspire & Indulge and she’s inspired me with tons of healthier recipes. She has so many recipes I can’t wait to try but I started with her applesauce since it only required 5 ingredients! Go check out her blog! Oh yeah, did I mention she’s taking part in National Blog Posting Month, which means she will be posting every.single.day in November; that’s a lot of great posts from an awesome blogger!
Back to the applesauce! Let’s get peeling…
Peel all of your apples. I bought a 3lb bag of McIntosh (mildly tart & juicy) but I definitely could have fit more apples (probably another 3lb bag) in my slow cooker.
- 3lbs of chosen apples (I used McIntosh)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
What to Do
- Peel and core (or slice) all of your apples.
- Add apples to slow cooker.
- Add the water, vanilla, and cinnmon.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
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