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.
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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!
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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!
- 4 lbs. 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?
Do you have a good recipe for canning homemade applesauce? I’m trying to preserve the goodness of the fall harvest through the rest of the year…any tips? thanks! I am new at all of this!
Mandi usually a batch from a larger reg. size crock pot does two to three pint sized jars of applesauce. You must make sure your jars, lids and necks are placed in boiling water for a couple minutes. When your jars are hot you want your applesauce still hot so i suggest while your heating your jars to keep the crock pot on low or keep warm setting. After you have ladled the applesauce in the jars you must placed the full jars back into a boiling water bath for it least 15-20 minutes. This is a crucial step the first time i ever made applesauce that was the step i neglected and my whole 8-10 jars molded…it was such a waste. After the jars have boiled their time pull them out and i usually place them on a folded kitchen towel and wait for them to pop!
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Hi Erin! I searched Pinterest for a crockpot applesauce recipe and found yours! So awesome! I’m making some today! Yummmmm! Can’t wait for my house to smell awesome, and even better to taste the yumminess! 🙂
I think I over seasoned. Is it possible to make a batch without any seasoning and blend them together? Thanks.!!