Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe


| 10/1/2014 12:29:00 PM


I recently made this slow cooker applesauce in my second grade classroom, and oh how the children loved it. It made our entire classroom smell cinnamon-y sweet. I love making festive autumn treats during this glorious time of year. Fall has long been my favorite season, and I relish any opportunity to make comforting harvest dishes. Try this simple, yet decadent applesauce as a side, or even a dessert at your dinner table this autumn.

Ingredients

10 apples, cored and sliced (with or without peels)*
1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar*
1 tbsp cinnamon*
1/2 cup apple juice, plus 1/4 cup*
1/2 tsp salt
*homegrown/organic ingredients recommended

Pour 1/2 cup apple juice into the base of a slow cooker. Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt over apples. Pour 1/4 cup of apple juice over the apples to help dissolve the dry ingredients. Set slow cooker on high, and allow apples to cook down over a period of about four-five hours. Stir occasionally. Mashing may be required and can be done with a fork or potato masher.



Students in my class enjoy this applesauce with crushed pecans stirred in. If you are not making this recipe for a large group, excess can easily be canned in pint jars. Simply use a water-bath canner and process for 15 minutes. Learn more about Applesauce Canning.



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