It's been such a long time since I've posted a recipe.. "But it's apple season and we had such a wonderful crop from our tree this year!" Cinnamon and spice and everything nice has permeated throughout the house, I'm in heaven with thoughts of holiday foods and family gatherings around the corner!
I wanted to share at least one recipe with photos, with you for now. My apple butter photos will be coming up soon in a post with our yummy gluten free version of the Italian Stuffed Cookie.
This is a simple crock pot recipe that makes such a yummy, low sugar, chunky monkey type of sauce!
Every slow cooker heats differently, so you decide how long you cook your apple sauce for. The recipe said 4 hours would cook the apples all the way through, but I found that 3 hours gave me some chunky pieces too.
My apples are a Fuji Apple, but I also added Red Delicious apples so I didn't have to use much sugar.. and as well as my previous batch of apple butter took a lot more apples than I expected.
Yield: 3- 16 oz Jars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 hours
A mix of 6 pounds Fuji and Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks.
1/4 cup light brown sugar (if needed)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Combine all ingredients in the Crock Pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
2. For chunky applesauce as pictured, stir and mash the apples with a large spoon close to the end of the cook time. Store applesauce in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or freeze in freezer jars for up to 6 months.