Happy Friday I wanted to share my easy slow cooker applesauce with you today which is another great way to use the abundance of apples and your slow cooker! Making applesauce in the slow cooker saves you the time from watching them on the stove (I do while I am sleeping) and makes them super soft. Since they are soft you don’t have to peel them which saves you time and gives you more nutrition! The skin contains fiber and antioxidants so keeping it on is super beneficial! This recipe originated from my Aunt, who lives in Atlanta. She gives us a few jars when we visit for she Thanksgiving every other year. Last year my children decided I needed to learn how to make it to when we finished them all within a week.
Why Slow Cooker Apple Sauce is Super Easy
First, simply wash, core and chop your apples – NO PEELING!!!!
Next place them in your slow cooker, add the remaining ingredients and give them a stir. Set them to low and go to bed or go about your day.
If you set them overnight you wake up to a wonderful smell! Strain the apples, you can save the extra liquid for sweetening oatmeal, drinking or braising meats.
When the apples are strained you can hand mash them if you don’t mind the skins or blend in your food processor or high speed blender. I store mine in jars in the refrigerator. With the lemon, they will last 2-3 weeks, but mine never last that long!
Uses for Applesauce
1. Eat it straight from the jar
2. Add it to plain yogurt
3. Add it to oatmeal or overnight oats
4. Bake muffins with it
5. Make cookies with it
So make some applesauce tonight and use it up over the long weekend 🙂
- 1/2 cup apple cider or water
- 1 juice from lemon
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp cloves or all spice
- 2 1/2 lbs apples cored this is about 3-3 1/2 with the core
- Core and chop your Apples
- Add your apples and your remaining ingredients to your slow cooker
- Stir to combine
- Set to low for 6-8 hours (I set them before I go to bed)
- Strain your apples (keep reserving liquid - see note below
- Mash or blend and store in the refridgerator for up to 2 weeks!
A. Eat right from the Jar! B. Use in oatmeal or overnight oats C. Mix with plain yogurt D. Use for baking muffins or cookies