We are big applesauce people around my house. I buy the little snack sizes to send with my son for lunch or snack at school. My husband likes them as well for a snack. I like applesauce in plain Greek yogurt. Since we recently went apple picking, I decided to make my own and add a little pizazz to the batch. This recipe was a hit! I bought little food containers and my family loves this much more than the store bought ones. Try this very simple recipe using the handy-dandy crockpot. The house smells so incredible while these are cooking. First we eat this hot right from the crockpot then, after it’s refrigerated it’s so good. I just love it so much and when I put it into my yogurt, it’s like frozen yogurt, apple frozen yogurt! Make a batch today. You don’t have to go apple picking to make this. Pick up your favorite sweeter apples. I only added a drop of date sugar to this.
Spiced Crockpot Applesauce
- 8 assorted apples, I used Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, and Gala
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tbps fresh lemon or orange juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp apple pie spice, or pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tbps date sugar, or any sugar or leave the sugar out
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Wash apples, dry, take off peel and cut into small pieces/chunks.
- Drizzle lemon or orange juice over the apples and toss around with a large spoon.
- Add cinnamon and spices along with sugar if using, add vanilla extract into water and pour over apples. Toss with a large spoon.
- Dump apples into crockpot. Turn on high for about 4 hours. You can turn on low and cook about 8 hours. Check after 3 hours. This will depend on how small you cut the apples up. Open up cover after 2 hours to mix.
- When done, if the apples are still chunky, you can either mash a little with a fork or cook a bit longer. We liked it a bit chunky.
- Eat the first batch from the crockpot, it’s so delicious over ice cream or just by itself for dessert. Then, place in covered glass container. Keeps for at least one week in fridge. ENJOY!
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