Crock Pot Applesauce

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At times I wonder if you’re into crock pots like I am. Honestly I’ve held back a bit so as not to scare you off. See, I own…..wait for it….. 3 crock pots. Whew, that’s a load off. What’s more is I often use all three simultaneously. That’s right. Main course, side and dessert all served in crock pots for the masses.

crock pot applesauceThis addiction started when we were building our youth leader team and I found myself needing to feed 10+ young adults on a weekly basis. I couldn’t quite get everything to take turns in the oven nicely no matter how well I prepped and really didn’t want to make people wait. So I pulled out my trusty crock pot and gave it a whirl. Low and behold, I found something that worked, and left me ready to focus for the meeting at hand instead of playing Martha in the kitchen.crock pot applesauce

Fast forward to today, and you can find me using my crockpot for all sorts of things, whether we are expecting a crowd for dinner or not. This week I made homemade crock pot applesauce. Now if you’ve never tasted this delectable, you’re truly missing out. Crock pot applesauce has a rich cinnamon flavor and is best served warm. My family likes it slightly chunky, so I use a potato masher to get it the right consistency. Some people use a hand mixer in the crockpot to get it smoother. It’s really up to you and your texture preference.crock pot applesauce

Since apples are in full swing here in Northern California, I’m going to be making lots and LOTS of apple recipes. Next week will be apple butter and I’ve already made caramel apple pie! Now that is a crowd pleaser, let me tell ya. Enjoy this incredible recipe!

Crockpot Applesauce

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 12 apples, any kind will do. I chose a mix of red and green.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 T lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cut and peel the apples into slices. Place them in the bottom of the crockpot.
  2. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and cover with the lid.
  3. Turn the heat on low for 7-8 hours, stirring every few hours.
  4. Once the apples are completely soft, you can use either a potato masher or hand mixer to get the consistency you desire.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later.
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