I love homemade applesauce. In this area, apples can be found in abundance right now. Strites’ Orchard is even having an apple festival today. You can enjoy fresh pressed cider and even pick your own apples. They have Jonathan, Gala, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious, McCoun, McIntosh, and Honeycrisp apples just to name a few. So in honor of all the apple varieties available, I am making applesauce in the crock pot.
Making applesauce in the crock pot is extremely easy and makes the house smell amazing. I do not add any sugar, but if they do not turn out as sweet as I like, I may add honey afterwards. Another great thing about applesauce is that after it has finished cooking and cooled, it can easily be stored in the freezer. Just transfer it to a freezer bag or container and that’s it! Thaw it at room temperature or heat it up on the stove for warm applesauce. My grandmother used to make applesauce on the stove all the time, but with the amount of stirring and mashing involved, making it in the crock pot is so much easier!
Crock Pot Applesauce
- 6 apples
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Chop the apples and remove the stems and core. Place them in the crock pot
- Pour in the water and lemon juice. Top with the cinnamon.
- Cook on low for 8 hours. Stir and enjoy!