I remember as a child, my grandma always making something in her kitchen. We were blessed with fantastic grandmas that loved to bake, cook, fry, and always tending to a bountiful garden. My grandma used to make us our favorite applesauce. However, she didn’t use a slow cooker to make this family favorite, but I did. I love applesauce and I love this recipe, it is so simple to make….hope you enjoy it!
Makes: approximately 6-7 (1/2 pint) mason/ball jars
Here’s what you’ll need:
5 lb bag of apples (I used red delicious), cored, seeded, and peeled
1/2 cup golden brown sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 Tbsp lemon juice (not shown)
Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray (or use crock pot liners-love them). Turn crock pot on low setting. Meanwhile, peel and core apples. A 5 lb bag of apples yields about 13-15 apples. Chop apples and add them to the crock pot. Add 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 1 Tbsp lemon juice, cover. Let apples cook for approximately 6 hours. Apples will make their own sauce. Once finished in the crock pot, you can leave the applesauce chunky, or use an immersion blender to puree the apples. The house smells wonderful as this concoction simmers. I poured this into (1/2 pint) Ball jars and they can be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.
**you can use different varities of apples in one recipe. I tried a little variety (gala, granny smith, washington, etc.) in a previous batch and it was wonderful!