Monday, December 7, 2015

Homemade Applesauce in the Slow Cooker

The hardest part of this recipe is peeling apples, and coring, and then chopping them into non-uniform size pieces. I don't know how cooking could get any easier. For this recipe,  you throw the apples, along with two other ingredients into a slow cooker and walk away. It can be a very versatile one in that you could add different spices or fruits to this. I kept it simple so that I could use this as a side dish with pork, or as a topping for Latkes.


8-10 medium size apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 c. water
1/2 c. brown sugar (could get away with less if you want a fully natural applesauce)

Place the above ingredients into the slow cooker. Cook on high heat for two hours. Reduce to low heat for one and a half to two hours. To leave this recipe chunky, you don't need to mash with a potato masher. That, to me, doesn't leave the bigger chunks in and you might as well just put it in the food processor and fully puree them. Just use a large spoon to stir everything together, and as you stir the apples somewhat break down a little bit further. Cool slightly before serving, or divide into mason jars or containers and let sit and cool fully before refrigerating.

 (Makes 10-12 servings, 3 WW points per serving)

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