This time last year I was busy in the kitchen making apple pie filling with all the apples the boys picked at Larriland, well, this year is no different! Though, I have decided to split up the apples and make both filling and applesauce this year.
Crock Pot Applesauce (a no fail recipe!)
8-10 cooking apples (10 if you have little helpers in the kitchen who like to help, aka: taste test ;)
About 1/3 cup apple juice (or water)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
You can make and adjust to your own taste by adding different spices (nutmeg, or even a dash of cyenne for those adventours folks) or by using white sugar instead of brown or eliminating sugar all together if you're looking for a healthier version.
Turn the crock pot on Low and add the juice, sugar, and cinnamon.
Cut, core, peel and dice the apples.
Add the cut apples to crock pot and stir.
Cook on High for 4hrs or Low for 7hrs.
You can leave it chunky or mash them for a finer consistency.
You can preseve them by canning method or freezing in containers, even in ziplocks.
What to do with the apple peels is up to you, we fed the wildlife in our woods but would be great for a compost pile.
With one that was dropped on the floor we decided to do an apple pattern project while the apples were cooking.
Using the apple seeds to decorate was great, but we had to make the rest out of construction paper.