Easy Slow Cooker Homemade Applesauce Recipe
It’s apple season, yo!
I know that apple sauce isn’t the most sexy way to start out the week, but it’s a delicious and totally simple recipe that can be thrown together in a slow cooker. When you come home from work, school, soccer practice, car pool, all those places you have to be or whatever is keeping you busy, there will be the most beautiful fall cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple aroma welcoming you home when you walk in the door.
It’s like a potpourri for the nose and the soul.
Peeling all these apples lately reminded me of Sleepless in Seattle and how the mom and the Meg Ryan characters both could peel an apple all the way and keep it in one piece. I tried and tried. I’m not sure what in tarnation their secrets were, but I am completely incapable of peeling an apple in one fell swoop. If you have the secret to crack this code, I’d be most grateful if you could share the secret decoder ring with me because my life’s ambition lately is to master this skill. I want to ninja this dang apple peeling situation.
I usually just use a paring knife to peel apples, but every time I do I remember this contraption my gram had that was just a crank thing that you put the apple on and it would spin while pulling the peel off all in one piece. Whish I had that dang thang these days. Ummm, no that wasn’t a typo I meant to say thang. I have no idea why, but we’re going with it. k? So, anyhoo, we’re all about the apples here these days, so any help with peeling would be totally appreciated. Any takers? Didn’t think so. No judgments.
- 8 small to medium apples peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4 inch slices - I used 4 each gala and granny smith
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker
- Cook on low 7 - 8 hours, until very soft
- Mash with a potato masher until desired texture is reached
- Serve warm or at room temperature