Today’s recipe is for a crock pot applesauce. It’s so easy…and so delicious!
Early morning sunshine. Crisp, cool breeze.
Brightly-colored leaves barely hanging on the trees.
Scarecrows and gourds and bales of hay.
It may still officially be summer, but fall is on its way.
Image by Prepaan
It’s my favorite time of the year—perhaps because I was born in the fall or perhaps because I birthed my second baby in the fall as well.
Or maybe—just maybe—it’s the sweet tastes that fall brings: pears and pumpkins and…apples.
We can’t forget the apples!
Image by dubock
They’re already in season here, and this weekend I decided to warm my house with the sweet smell of fresh applesauce simmering in the crock pot.
It was the first time I’d ever made applesauce. I can’t believe I waited this long. It’s so easy—and it’s pure apple-ly goodness. (No additives here!)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
- 4lbs. apples (about 12 cups once sliced)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups water
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Peel, core and thinly slice apples. Mix apples and cinnamon. Pour into crockpot. Cover apples with water and lemon juice. Cook for 6 hours on low heat or 3 hours on high heat. Stir apples every so often.
Applesauce may be a little chunky. Mash with a fork if you want it smoother. Enjoy!
This tastes much, much yummier than the pic looks. I’m not a photographer!
What is your favorite homemade apple treat? Have you ever made crock pot applesauce?
Top image by Richly Rooted