Crock Pot Applesauce

Crock Pot Applesauce
This is truly what a part of my heart looks like for my children.  I love them for so many reasons and my cooking is one of the ways I show my love for them.  I do think there is a big difference between showing love through time spent in the kitchen and showing love through simply food. This applesauce is a perfect example.

The other day, we visited our local farmer’s market, and my children literally did a happy dance as we were buying local apples, knowing I was going to come home and make my crock pot applesauce for them, as I have done each year since my oldest was about 2 years old.  Believe me, other than my family, there is no one else I’d spend that kind of time preparing so many apples for such a small yield.  They inhale it! But it’s a wholesome, healthy treat that is creating a powerful memory for them. So I’ll keep peeling and chopping away…  

Crock Pot Applesauce
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Ingredients
  1. 24 apples (enough to fill Crock Pot almost to the top)
  2. 1/2 c. water
  3. 1/4 - 1/2 c. sugar (depending on natural sweetness of the types of apples you are using)
  4. 1/4 - 1/2 t. cinnamon (a little goes a long way)
Instructions
  1. Core, peel and chop your apples. Pieces should be about the size of a small egg. Place the apples, water, sugar and cinnamon in the crock pot and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours, stirring occasionally. The apples will be soft enough to break with a spoon, and the mixture will reduce by close to half. Let the applesauce cool in crock pot insert on the counter for a couple of hours. Then transfer to an air-tight container and refrigerate.
Notes
  1. Ask your local farmer which types of apples they recommend for the best applesauce, but these are the varieties I've used in the past...
  2. Braeburn
  3. Cortland
  4. Fuji
  5. Gala
  6. Jonagold
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  • Annie Lim

    Hi Jill, thank you for sharing the recipe. May I know what do you use the applesauce for? Are there many recipes out there using applesauce? I hope to try them out one day. Please teach me how to store them if we cannot finish it in a short period of time. Thank you and God bless.