Crockpot Applesauce

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Dara at Cookin’ Canuck recently posted her secret Family Crockpot Applesauce recipe. I’m not really an applesauce lover. Well, I didn’t use to be an applesauce lover until I tried this homemade applesauce!

This applesauce is so appley sweet with chunks of apples, just a bit of tartness and a touch of cinnamon. Nothing like the watery applesauce you buy at the store.

I had been given some apples from a neighbor and needed to use them up, so I decided to try this easy recipe and made half a batch. It didn’t even have time to cool before it was gone. (Yes, I did eat more than my fair share!)

Crockpot Applesauce

I loved it so much that a few days later I went to my local farmer’s market and bought apples, came home and made a double batch of it. Sadly, it’s gone again. But I did manage to put a little bit in a jar and take some to my mom, who is my biggest fan.

If you haven’t tried homemade applesauce, you don’t know what you’re missing. Thanks Dara for sharing your secret family recipe. Hopefully, millions of people across the country will be enjoying it soon.

Crockpot Applesauce

Ingredients:

  • 5 medium-sized Gala apples, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
  • 5 medium-sized Golden Yellow Delicious apples, peeled, cored, quartered, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water or apple juice

Directions:

Place all of the apple pieces in a large bowl and stir in sugar and ground cinnamon. Pour water or apple juice into the bottom of a large crockpot (slow cooker) and add the apple mixture. Cover, turn the crockpot setting to Low, and cook for about 8 hours (or on High for 5 hours), stirring occasionally.

Serve warm or room temperature.

My changes: (I mixed the sugar, cinnamon and apple juice in the bottom of the crockpot and added the apples as I was cutting them, so I didn’t have to dirty an extra bowl. I used an immersion blender in the crockpot to blend half of it and left half of it chunky.)

slightly adapted from Cookin’ Canuck