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Applesauce in a Crockpot

Applesauce in a Crockpot

I like to go out to the apple-growing area of Missouri every fall and get several bags of apples.  Some of them are good keepers and stored properly will last all the way through spring.  With others I make pies, and……applesauce!

And applesauce really is the easiest thing in the world to make—no recipe required.   So I got started peeling and coring as many as I could fit in a crockpot.

Once I filled the pot I put maybe a quarter of a cup of water in the bottom and squeezed some lemon juice over them.

I cooked the apples on low for probably 8 hours.  They browned a little, but I didn’t care since I was going to be loading them up with cinnamon anyway.

I just mash them in the crockpot.  I like them a little chunky.

Then I taste test.  I used Braeburn apples for this batch, and they really didn’t need much sugar.  I tasted it, added about a tablespoon of sugar and stirred it in, then a rounded tablespoon of cinnamon.  

I wanted a sauce loaded with cinnamon.

Then I had a bowl.  So good!




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