Have you ever had homemade applesauce?
Well if you haven't, come on over to my house!
A week or so ago I thought I got a great deal on 5 lbs. of apples.
Unfortunately, the apples had that soft, mealy texture
and that's just a no-go for us.
We like hard, crisp apples.
I didn't want all those apples to go to waste so I turned them into applesauce.
I did all my cooking in the crock pot so this recipe is soooooooooo easy (other then the apple peeling, maybe).
So I started with 10 apples
(I realize there are only 7 here.
I had already peeled 3 when I remembered to take this pic)
Peel and core them all.
Then chop them up into small bite size pieces.
Throw them in the crock.
Add 1/2 C. water, 1/2 C brown sugar
(I thought this ended up being too much. I would change it to
a 1/4 C. sugar next time), and a good sprinkling of cinnamon.
Now cook them for 4 hrs on high.
Towards the end I stirred them and smooshed them against the side
so they would be smooth and chunky.
Finally, eat up either warm from the crock or refrigerated for a bit.
I'm sure a few more steps could turn this into apple butter.
I think I feel some Google-ing coming on.