Up until now, I have never made homemade applesauce. I have always relied on what I could get from the store in a can or a bottle.
Well, as I was planning what to make for apple week, I decided now was the time to try make my own applesauce. So when I was researching different ways to make it, I decided that homemade crock pot applesauce sounded perfect.
The slow cooker version allows you to get it in the crock pot and leave it. You don’t need much time to prepare it since the slow cooker does the majority of the work. The hardest part of making this is peeling the apples and slicing them. It just takes a little time to do it.
I also love that all it only takes apples, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to make it. That’s all, just simple ingredients. After the crock pot has completed cooking the applesauce, then you just mash it to the desired consistency. I love to have it chunky and it’s hard to find applesauce in a can or bottle that’s chunky.
I love to eat this warm, right out of the crock pot. It is seriously amazing. Just the right sweetness, just the right amount of cinnamon, and just the right texture. If you haven’t made your own applesauce before, here’s you chance. It’s so worth it. I even have a video to show you how easy it really is.
Recipe adapted from Neighbor Food Blog.