Y’all, I don’t like applesauce but this stuff is GOOD. I made it because my son likes applesauce. Now I may never buy applesauce again. It’s so good. It’s really easy. The hardest part is peeling and cutting the apples but if you have one of these Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicers then even that part is a breeze! This recipe would have filled up this quart jar if we hadn’t eaten so much straight from the slow cooker. You can easily double it to fill two jars.
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Water
1 & 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1 & 1/4 tsp. Vanilla
10-12 Apples peeled, cored and cut into cubes*
I use Gala or Fuji apples. Honeycrisps would probably be good too. If you use larger apples like Red Delicious you may only need 10 but if you get the smaller apples I would do 12.
Peel and core the apples and cut them into cubes.
Toss apples in the crock pot and mix.
Cover the crock pot and leave covered for 3 to 4 hours.
After 3 to 4 hours, stir and mash. If you like your applesauce chunky this is it, you’re done. It will look like the picture below and be DELICIOUS. Like apple pie filling. (Seriously, eating it warm out of the slow cooker is the best thing ever….)
If you prefer your applesauce to have a smoother texture (or your child does because he has texture issues), put it all in a blender and pulse just a little. It won’t take long to turn it into the consistency in the jar above.
Like this 8-Blade Apple Slicer, Corer, Cutter, Wedger, Divider. The only thing it doesn’t do is peel them. Which is why I like this better:
I’m getting this Apple Peeler, Slicer, Corer before I make applesauce again!
Have you seen the fancy touchscreen programmable slow cookers? This is the Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker SCVT650-PS, 6.5-Quart (that would hold LOTS of applesauce!)