Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce
It is apple season so, of course, we had to drive to the apple orchards...what a treat! The little town was having their Harvest Festival and was bursting with families enjoying the cool breezes, numerous booths and tasty food. Small towns have a wonderful "feel" about them. On the breeze was a carefree feeling....a happiness....smiles....laughter....it was a great visit.
We moved on down the lane to find the "perfect" apple orchard. Each one seems to have multiple varieties...it was a question of what kind do we want....I selected apples of each variety to put in the box...some for me and some for my mom.
My mom used to make a large pot of homemade applesauce. My brother and I loved those times...warm applesauce, with tiny little pieces of soft apple mixed in...lots of cinnamon...mmmm.
I pulled the recipe card from the box...and began to peel apples...it is relatively easy...chunk the apples, put them in the slow cooker with some sugar and spice...wait.....
6-10 large apples, peeled, cored and chunked
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 to 1 cup brown sugar, packed
Put all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Use a potato masher to get the desired consistency.
I only used half a cup of brown sugar as we did not want the applesauce to be real sweet. It is an easy recipe and one that lets you adjust the sugar and spice to your preferences.....delicious....
I am sharing today at Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's County Cottage and Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Rattlebridge Farm.