Slow cooking is ten millions times better than anything you could buy pre-made. And thankfully this mantra includes applesauce. If you’ve never tried homemade applesauce, prepare to be amazed. It’s wonderful hot, cold, with oatmeal, or even to use as your apples in apple crisp. So whether you already love the taste, are looking for something cheaper, healthier or just plain better than store bought applesauce, get out your crockpot and get ready.
3 pounds apples
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup water or apple juice or apple cider
1. Wash, peel, core and dice your apples. Bigger chunks are okay, they might just take longer to cook.
2. Grease or butter your crockpot.
3. Add all your ingredients, stir well and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3 hours, stirring every hour or so.
When everything is done you can much it all together if you like your applesauce really smooth, or keep it chunky.
The cinnamon is optional, so is the sugar. But I like mine sweet so I add sugar.
It will be a light-dark brown, almost the color of applebutter. Don’t be surprised, it tastes good and that’s just the natural process of the sugars cooking.