Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Crockpot Applesauce

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Yield: at least ten servings

8 to 10 medium sized apples
1/2 cup water
cinnamon to taste

Peel, core and chop the apples. Place in a slowcooker and add the water.

Cover and cook 6-8 hours or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.

Add cinnamon to taste (about 1-2 Tbsp), stir and cook an additional 30 minutes.

Cool Completely before transferring to storage containers. Freeze or keep refrigerated.

Tips and Tricks
Sweet apples work best for this recipe, but any variety will do. If you are using tart apples, you may want to add cinnamon sugar instead of plain cinnamon to cut the tartness a little. Chop the apples as finely or as coarsely as you prefer. My family likes it chunky. The apple pieces will turn brown while cooking, and don't be surprised if the apples smell like they are burning for the first hour or two. As the fruit releases natural sugar, this is normal. This applesauce also freezes well.
How Kids Can Help
Older kids can use a peeler to peel the fruit. Add water to crockpot. Push buttons on crockpot. Sprinkle cinnamon and stir.

1 comment:

WorksForMom said...

I've just bookmarked this, this sounds fantastic! I love me crock!