I am nearing the end of my time in braces, and while I definitely partake in items from the "do not eat" list my orthodontist gave me oh so long ago, I also have a newfound appreciation for soft foods. One such is this slow cooker applesauce. Actually, I have always loved applesauce. It has been a near-constant snack of mine, even in that time after childhood but before braces where you might think I was ashamed to have little Mott's packs in my purse (I wasn't). I add it to my oatmeal each morning. I dip pretzels in it for a snack. You can only imagine my delight when I discovered how easy it is to make my own at home. This recipe is extremely simple and the product is rewarding because it is not only tasty, but also all-natural, and to my (or your) exact specifications. The mild control freak in me LOVES that. This is a simple and to-the-point recipe so let's get into it. As few as two ingredients and a run in the slow cooker are all you need. You can make it while you run errands, clean up around the house, etc.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this slow cooker applesauce below. Thanks for reading!
Easy, homemade applesauce made in a slow cooker with just a few simple ingredients
- 5 large apples I used granny smith, golden delicious, and honey crisp.
- ⅛ cup sugar optional
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon optional
- ⅓ teaspoon Nutmeg optional
- splash of water
- Peel, core, and chop apples into two-inch chunks.
- Place in crock and add cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Toss until well coated then add water
- Cook on high for about two and a half hours, (or on low for four hours) checking periodically and "mushing" apples with a wooden spoon about halfway through.
- Serve at whatever temperature you desire but be sure to refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.