Cooking Time:2 hours
Ingredients6 apples (cooking, peeled and quartered)
1/4 c. water
Optional: up to 1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
I first made applesauce at home when my daughter was a baby. (The baby food version of this is simply apples and water.) I quickly realized how much better the homemade applesauce was than anything I had ever tasted from the grocery store. So, I made this “grown up” version of applesauce for my husband and me — and now my daughter (who is no longer a baby) enjoys this version too. (NOTE: You can add brown sugar if needed for sweetness yet I find that if my apples are ripe enough, no sugar is needed!)
- Mix all ingredients in a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker.
- Cover and Cook on High for 2 hours or until apples are tender.
- Place apple mixture in a blender or food processor and puree until it reaches your desired texture.
Optional: You can double or even triple this recipe, just adjust the slow cooker size so it’s no more than 1/2 — 2/3 full when cooking.