(I apologize for the picture. Applesauce is difficult to photograph!)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a relaxing weekend! I had a great Thanksgiving and I’m so glad I was able so share it with so many family members.
I often buy way too many apples for a two-person household. I love apples but I can’t seem to eat all of them before they start getting brown/soft spots on them. This recipe is the perfect way to use up old apples and it makes delicious applesauce! I make this on a regular basis and my husband and I both love it.
The recipe below makes the perfect amount for a small crock pot. However, it can easily be doubled and made in a larger crock pot.
Crock Pot Applesauce
4 large apples, skinned, cored, and diced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup water
Skin, core, and dice your apples. Put the apple pieces into your crock pot. Add the lemon juice and the water. Pour in the vanilla extract, and add the cinnamon and brown sugar.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. When the apples are super tender, mash with a potato masher or large fork. (I don’t like to mash it up too much since I like some apple chunks in my applesauce.)
Source: Prevention RD