Thursday, May 3, 2012

Recipe Time: Homemade Applesauce

Sure, you can spend $3 at the grocery store and get those cute little individual packs of applesauce, loaded with sugar, preservatives and who knows what else. Or, you can spend $3 on a bag of apples, mixed with 20 minutes of your time, and BAM homemade applesauce, without the junk! This is such a simple recipe and it tastes delicious. Not to mention, you can freeze it for up to 6 months!

Crockpot Applesauce

1 3lb bag of apples (or 8-10 apples if youre mixing varieties)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
Cinnamon or Nutmeg (optional)

1. Peel your apples! This is the hardest part, and seriously how hard is peeling apples?!

2. I use my handy apple corer for this, but if you dont have one, just slice the apples and cut the core out of each slice. Place them into your crockpot. Add 1/2 cup of water and 1/4 cup of sugar (you can add up to 1/2 cup of sugar to this, however, the first time I made this applesauce it was way too sweet, so we cut back a little) as well as any optional spices. Cook on high for 4-6 hours, low for 8-10. Perfect to throw in before work some morning! Your house will smell absolutely heavenly when you get home!

Mmmm. Applesauce! My whole family loves this recipe! We always have some in the fridge and atleast 1 frozen in the freezer. The whole recipe makes 4-5 cups of applesauce. Not bad for $3 and 20 minutes of your time!

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