Got a lot of apples lying around? One of my favorite things to make in the fall is homemade applesauce. It's so easy to do in the crock pot, and it makes your whole house smell like autumn deliciousness.
My favorite way to eat homemade applesauce? Warm and on top of vanilla ice cream! Yum!
We like our applesauce really zesty and spicy-warm, so I add lemon and lots of cinnamon. If your kids like blander, sweeter applesauce, then add a bit more sugar, reduce the cinnamon, and omit the nutmeg and coriander.
Applesauce in the Crock Pot
4 lbs of apples (I used about 9-10 large ones)
1 lemon (juice and about 1/4 of the peel)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/3 cup water
Peel, core, and slice apples. Toss in juice of one lemon to keep from turning brown. Add apples and water to crock pot. Add sugar, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and lemon peel. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 6. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon peel. Blend in small batches if you prefer smoother applesauce.
Do you make homemade applesauce?