You might recall that back in October, we went apple “picking.” We returned home with a half peck of assorted apples. I had grand plans for these apples, but they all (with the exception of the few that were eaten raw) ended up as applesauce. The Fruitaholic really gobbled it up! I made this recipe twice, quadrupling the quantity each time.
I really like that this recipe is very low in sugar. The apples are sweet enough on their own, but the addition of just a little bit of brown sugar really enhanced their flavor. In my second batch, I also added 2 teaspoons of cardamom. YUM!
Crockpot Applesauce – adapted from Prevention RD. The recipe below is for 16 servings. Please click the link for the original recipe (4 servings) if you’re not looking to make that much.
– 16 Apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
– Juice of 2 Lemons, plus Zest from 1 Lemon
– 2 tsp. Cinnamon
– 4 tsp. Vanilla
– 4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
– 2 tsp. Cardamom (optional)
– 1 cup Water
Combine ingredients and put into crockpot. Cover and cook for 6 hours on low. Mash with a potato masher or fork to your desired consistency. We like ours a bit chunky.