Monday, August 23, 2010

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is great just to eat alone, or to put on oatmeal, eat with pork chops, make muffins, and there are so many other great recipes to use it in!! Depending on the type of apples you use, you'll find that you may need to adjust the below amounts of sugar, water, and lemon juice. As well, you'll definitely want to use a good quality vanilla. Lastly, you can either leave the peel on the apples or remove prior to cooking. I personally prefer to leave the peel on because I'm lazy and don't want to peel so many apples, but I also like the added flavor and texture. Again, depending on your apples the skin may break down more than others.

8 cups sliced & cored apples
1/2 cup brown sugar (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

- Combine and place all ingredients slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Once apples are soft, and if you've left the skin on, use a hand blender to mush all up.
- Makes 2-3 cups.

I usually double this recipe and use my 5 quart Crock Pot. AND it makes my kitchen smell delicious!!

23 comments:

  1. oooooo, how delicious! I was sitting at my desk and saw this title and my stomach started to rumble...just sounds yummy!

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  2. I love apples, especially in combination with cinnamon or toffee cream.
    A tasty recipe - I'm wondering what vanilla can do with such a sauce...

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  3. I love the idea of homemade apple sauce! I eat it all the time with pork chops, so this makes a lot of sense.

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  4. Your apple sauce sounds yummy. I love making it every fall too. I wanted to make some this weekend but I was busy canning tomatoe sauce and peaches.

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  5. Sounds like a great recipe. Homemade apple sauce tastes so homey. I love the addition of vanilla in yours. Perfect for the upcoming fall months--I can't believe it's starting to feel like them already!

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  6. @Mary: It will keep for a couple weeks in the refridgerator. Of course, longer is you can it.
    ~Prairie Story ...care of Alison Zulyniak

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  7. Where were you when I was finishing up my batch? :) I used my crock pot for apple butter but didn't even think about doing it for applesauce! Of course, I made enough for canning so it might not have worked so well. Your recipe looks VERY yummy.

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  8. This looks really great. I just wanted to invite you to come check out my "Canning Week Blog Party" on my blog this week. We are daily posting tips and recipes about canning as well as a linky party and give-a-ways. Hope you can stop by and link up!!!

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  9. YUM YUM YUM!!!

    do you have a preferred apple?

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  10. OH this sound wonderful and so EASY!! I am so gonna try this one out- Thanks!

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  12. I have an apple tree, always looking for ways to make use of my apples. The boys would love this. Stop by and see if my desert can temp you.
    Here is the correct link: http://www.selfsagacity.com/2010/08/tropical-papaya-and-pineapple-dessert.html

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  13. I've been learning to use applesauce in place of oils in baking recipes, it works great! Thanks for linking up at Family Food Fridays, hope to see you next week. :)

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  14. I love homemade apple sauce and what a wonderful, easy way to make it. Thank you so much for contributing this recipe to my Cookbook Sundays. I'll definitely be back Thursday for your recipe swap. Have a great day!

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  15. I do this when I get apples cheap, it really is delicious!

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  16. We love applesauce in our house..... Thanks for linking up to Slow Cooking Saturdays Recipe Swap.

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  17. This looks yummy!! What is the difference in leaving the peels on? heatha100@gmail.com

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  18. i followed this recipie exactly and of course the sause came out dark and too sweet. So I fix this just by adding more apples??

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    1. It says adjust brown sugar to taste. So you decrease the brown sugar... if you mean how do you fix the current batch, I suppose you could try adding more apples?

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  19. Wow, this was amazing! I think I can eat all of it myself.

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  20. اليك خدمات منزلية متقدمة تساعدنا علي الارتقاء بشركة ركن البيت في مدينة الدمام من خلال اعمالها المتميزة التي تقدمها في مجال النظافة والقضاء علي الحشرات فخدماتنا متنوعة مثل شركة تنظيف بالدمام التي تكون متخصصة في اعمال النظافة العامة التي تتمثل في المنشأت الكبيرة والصغيرة بجميع انواع واليك خدمة متميزة ايضا وهي شركة تنظيف فلل بالدمام التي تكون لديها كل الامكانيات المثالية التي تساعدنا في تنفيذ خدمات نظافة الفلل المستعملة والمفروشة بواسطة فريق فني لديه كل الامكانيات التي تساعده في تقديم ذلك ولديك خدمة ايضا نظافة الشقق بواسطة شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام وعمل التنظيف اللازم لها بواسطة فريق لديه اعمال التميز والتنفيذ في تقديم الخدمات المخصصة في اعمال النظافة واليك خدمة مثالية نقدمها في القضاء علي الحشرات الصغيرة بواسطة مبيدات طبيعة تساعدنا في ذلك فتعاملك مع شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام لديها امكانيات متميزة تساعدك علي ان تخلصك من الحشرات لان تجد كل ذلك الا من خلال ركن البيت التي لديها كل الامكانيات في البحث عن شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام التي تقوم بالرش بواسطة فني مختص معه الادوات اللازمة للقيام بذلك وعطائك الضمانات اللازمة علي ذلك واليك خدمة نقل اثاث منزلية تساعدك في الوصول الي مكانك الجديد بواسطة شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام التي لديها كل الامكانيات والسيارات التي تساعدك علي تحقيق ذلك

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