I am having so much fun enjoying fall nesting around our farmhouse. This weekend we all gathered apples from our old apple tree, and picked our first ever homegrown pumpkins. This has to be hands down my favorite time of year. I think it’s all the fall color, yummy recipes, and the change of season that calls us all home.
I have loads of apples so I am going to be experimenting with new-to-me recipes. I have been wanting to make simple Crockpot applesauce, and decided to give it a try today. I am really happy with the results and will be making some more batches for our freezer. I found several methods and recipes online, but in the end I just made it up as I went, and gave it a try.
How To Make Simple Crockpot Applesauce
- Peel, core and cut up enough apples to fill your Crockpot. I don’t know how many I used, but I would guess it was about 12 cups. You will want your Crockpot full, since the applesauce will cook down by about half the capacity of your crockpot.
- Add 1/2 cup of water
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours (mine only took 3 hours) This could depend on the firmness of the apples you are using.
- Stir once in a while
- After 2 hours add sugar to taste. I used 3/4 cup of raw organic sugar and sprinkled in cinnamon to taste.
- Stir in the sugar and cinnamon and continue cooking
- Cook till all apples are soft.
- Use a potato masher to mash up large apple pieces. If you want more of a smooth applesauce use an emulsion hand blender, and blend to desired consistency. (my kids like smooth applesauce so this worked wonderful for this batch)
- That’s all there is to it! Super easy and really good, and your house will smell wonderful.
- After you try your own Crockpot applesauce you won’t ever want the store bought kind!
I am linking this post up at Women Living Well