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Crockpot Applesauce.

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.