I think this just might be my favorite ‘apple’ treat that I look forward to eating when apple season finally arrives.
My very favorite way to enjoy this applesauce, is straight from the crockpot- still hot, then slathered on top of a freshly made buttered biscuit!! O my goodness- talk about YUMMY! In my opinion, this is a hands-down winner, a beautiful pair, and something you must make as soon as possible!
I go back and forth as to which I like better!
The preparation couldn’t be simpler. The ingredients are few, and the amount of sweetener used is minimal- allowing the sweetness of the apples to do most of the work, while also keeping a little tartness in the mix, too.
Fill your crock pot in the morning, and enjoy the smell as the apples cook all day. By dinnertime, you will end up with a delicious chunky applesauce.
Here’s how you make it….
- Approximately 12 medium sized apples. (I like to mix the varieties- some tart, some sweet, etc.)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup water
Peel the apples.
Cut the apple off the core. Cut into slices or chunks of similar size.
Add these a lightly greased crock pot.
Sprinkle the apples with the sugar and cinnamon. Using your hands, mix the apples, sugar, and cinnamon together.
Pour the cup of water over the apples.
Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on low for around 7 hours, or on high for approximately 5 hours.
About halfway through cooking, remove the lid and give the apples a good stir, and mash them slightly. Return the lid and allow them to continue to soften.
When cooking time is almost done, remove the lid once more and stir, and mash as needed. The apples will be so soft, though, at this point, that you may only need to stir to reach your desired consistency.
You may want to remove the lid and allow the applesauce to cool off slightly before serving. It will be very hot!
Serve these with the applesauce!