You'll look forward to apple season once you see how easy this delicious crockpot applesauce recipe is to make! What a great way to use your apple picking spoils.
- 3 pounds apples approximately 6 to 7 large (any variety I used Gala and Granny Smith)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- ½ cup water
- sugar optional to taste
Remove cores (and peels, if desired) and cut apples into 1-inch pieces.
Place apples in a crockpot. Add lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, and water.
Cook on HIGH for 3 hours, stirring once or twice, if desired. (Stirring is not necessary).
Use a potato masher or immersion blender to break down cooked apples into desired texture for the applesauce. A blender will break down the peels quite a bit, but not fully. For a completely pureed applesauce, peel the apples before cooking.
PRO TIP: If you are thinking about putting in added sugar, we would recommend you wait until the applesauce has finished cooking first before deciding if it isn't sweet enough.
PRO TIP: Don’t overcook your applesauce, or the apples will start to lose their flavor.
PRO TIP: A blender or food processor will break down the peels quite a bit, but not entirely. For a smoother consistency, peel the apples before cooking.
PRO TIP: Freeze in portion-sized containers and pop one out for a yummy snack or breakfast as needed.
Calories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 188mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg