Earlier this fall I went apple picking with my friend Jacquelline. We went a bit over board and ended up bringing home a crazy amount of apples. They’ve been sitting in my kitchen for a few weeks now and I’ve decided that I have to find ways to get rid of this mountain of apples.
I’ve always been a big fan of applesauce, so I tried my hand at making some in the crockpot. My parents have done it before, but this was my first experience flying solo. I created a basic recipe that turned out really flavorful. I used apple cider as my liquid, but you could use water if you don’t have any on hand.
1. 10-12 peeled apples (chopped or sliced)
2. 1/2 cup of apple cider (or water if you want)
3. 1 TBSP cinnamon
4. 1/4 TSP nutmeg
1. Peel, core and chop/slice your apples. I used an apple slicer to speed up the process, but you could just roughly chop the apples.
2. Place apples in crockpot along with apple cider (or water), cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix them up as best you can.
3. Cook apples on low for 6 hours.
4. Cool down a bit and put apples in blender. Put a towel over the top of the blender and pulse for a few seconds. I prefer my applesauce to be a bit chunky, but the texture is really up to you. Pulse for as long as you see fit. You could also use an immersion blender to do this.
All done! You could freeze this applesauce or put it in the fridge. If you put it in the fridge, it should stay good for about a week.