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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Crockpot Apple Sauce

Hey Maggie!  We finally made crock pot applesauce.  We have no more apples in a laundry basket in the kitchen!  This is the recipe I went with: Crock Pot Applesauce.  We modified it up to 16 apples, cause that's how many fit in the big crock pot. 

I'm used to apple sauce recipes where you cut the apples in quarters and cook them till they are soft.  Then run them through a food mill.  With this you use one of the peeler-slicer-core gadgets, toss in the crock pot on low for 8-10 hours, and in the morning you wake up to applesauce.

It tastes pretty good.  It is darker than the stuff I make the traditional way.  That could be the brown sugar I added or the long cooking time allowing oxidization.

It made just over 2 quarts.  We froze them.

Yes, we still have applesauce in jars...


  1. Yeah, it is a little darker. I don't bother peeling - just cut in chunks and then mill it. I'm all about the lazy way.

  2. I still want to try to do it your way, but how much liquid do you put in the bottom of the crock pot?

  3. None. Just apples and cinnammmmon. I don't measure that, just sprinkle over the apples. I like doing it in the morning so the house smells yummy when we come back from work.