September is almost here and to me that means fall is on it’s way. It’s my favorite, favorite time of year and one of the things I’m hoping to do with my kids as soon as possible is go apple picking. I grew up in Washington state–famous for apples, and it’s one of my favorite fall traditions.
I’m also hoping to stock my freezer with lots of homemade applesauce. If you’ve never made it before, it’s a lot easier than you probably imagine, and tastes amazing. Maybe make it one of your new fall traditions as well.
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- 10 cups apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
- 0.5 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 0.5 cup sugar or Splenda (optional, or to taste)
Place apples, water, cinnamon, and sugar in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours or until apples are tender and easily mash. Mash with a potato masher, or puree in blender or food processor until you teach the desired consistency.
**Note: When cooking, apples tend to brown which is why cinnamon is a suggested addition. When I made the applesauce in the above photo, I chose to omit the cinnamon during the cooking processes, but as I was peeling the apples I sprinkled them with lemon juice. The acidity prevented them from browning and my applesauce cooked up yellow instead of brown.**
Divide and place among freezer bags or containers. Seal, label, and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Serve warm or cold.
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