Take a look at this Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe that only uses 4 ingredients! This is a nice easy recipe that anyone can make. Take a look!
Slow Cooker Applesauce – With Only 4 Ingredients!
I'm so excited about this! Over the weekend I shared over on Facebook that I was trying my hand at homemade apple sauce, and it worked. I'd tried to make it years ago (but it may have been apple butter that I tried to make? I'm old. I can't remember. ahem.) But whatever it was, I burned it completely and just about chargrilled Mrs. Potts by baking her in blackened-apple-crusty-this-is-a-disaster-stuff.
After finding a stock up price on apples, I decided to try it out again. I was thrilled with how yummy it turned out ~ served warm or cold it's just the best.
(My family claimed it almost as good as Cracker Barrel ~ high praise around here.) 🙂
If you're trying to determine a decent price on apples to make any apple recipes (like Apple Cake, Apple Dumplings, Skillet Apple Pie, Snickers Apple Salad, whatever), aim to pay less between $.50-$.80/lb. during the fall season. And if you're lucky enough to live near an apple orchard (or have a friend who has an apple tree), this is a great time to stock up!
Here's how to get cooking . . .
Slow Cooker Applesauce
- 4 lb Apples Tart Variety, Peeled and Cored
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
- Mix apples, cinnamon, and sugar and place in the slow cooker.
- Add water and lemon juice.
- Cook on low 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally and mashing with a fork depending on how “mashed” you want them to be. My slow cooker cooks very quickly and mine were just about ready at 3 hours, so I turned them to the “warming” option on my slow cooker and let them cook another 2 hours.
- Serve warm or cold – yum!
Note – mine turned out very brown ~ I think because of the cinnamon? I did use lemon juice which should have kept it from browning, but added a little more cinnamon than some recipes called for because we love cinnamon at our house. Would love to hear if yours turns out that color or if it's lighter!
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