Saturday, October 29, 2011

Homemade Applesauce

The locally grown market has had apples for some time now. I wanted to make something with them but knew I wanted it to be something I have never made before.
So why not try to make homemade applesauce! It turned out to be a great decision! The combination of smelling the apples cooking all day and then being able to eat a big ole tablespoon right out of the crockpot once it was done was all worth it.
The whole process was very easy but time consuming. My hand was tired of peeling apples by the time I was finished.
I peeled and then sliced them with the apple slicer.
I added all the ingredients to the crockpot and turned it on low.
8 medium apples any type (I used 10 because some were small)
3/4 Cup water
1 Cinnamon stick
1 Lemon peel
Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
5 Teaspoon brown sugar
Place all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours. Stir apples occasionally. Sit back and smell the apples.
Take out cinnamon stick and lemon peel and enjoy!
Makes about 4 cups.