Who would have thought that making homemade applesauce was so easy? I have had numerous people tell me that after making this recipe, they vow never to buy store-bought again! I can't say that will happen for sure... but I can say, this will probably be added to your "must make" Fall recipes each year! What child wouldn't want to come home from a long day at school to the smell of homemade applesauce?
*This is the perfect gift to give someone who needs a a pick-me-up in the fall season (no pun intended).
Fresh Gala apples from the Orchard.
Peel like so...
Core and slice...
Chop into small chunks...
Place apples in the Crockpot with 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar.
Turn on high for 4 hours and this is what it will look like. You may choose to leave it "chunky" or you may like yours smooth.
If you make yours smooth, simply use a hand held emersion blender...you can blend right in the crockpot.
Crock Pot Applesauce
- 10 apples peeled and sliced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar (optional)
- sprinkle of cinnamon
Instructions: Put all ingredients in the crock pot for 4 hours on High. May use an emersion blender / handheld mixer to make smooth...or you can leave chunky.
My favorite apples for applesauce: Gala, Fuji, and Jonagold.
Other apples that are good for applesauce: Red Delicious and Melrose
If you are gift giving, you can spruce up mason jars with adorable stickers like the ones above that can be found here.
#1: If you're taking a meal to a family and want to include breakfast for the next day for them to enjoy, consider taking these delicious Egg Muffins!
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#3: Finding an affordable dinner to take to someone can be challenging. Nadia shares a Pizza Kit Idea, and the best part is you can get all the ingredients for under $25!
#4: Don't forget that sweet ending to your delicious meal. Our Pinterest is filled with wonderful ideas for you to make and take!
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