Everyone loves a good crockpot recipe am I right? This is great for those of you that have kids and need something easy to make!
- 3 lbs. apples (Fuji, McIntosh, gala,pinklady, etc.)
- ½ cup water
What we love about this recipe is that it’s just about as easy as it gets– the only ingredients are apples and water, and all you have to do is throw them in a slow cooker. You don’t even have to peel the apples, since leaving on the peel boosts the overall nutrition content. Once cooked, the peels become ultra soft and are easily blended into the resulting applesauce. If you have one of those handy apple corer/slicer tools, the prep work takes less than 10 minutes!
Slow Cooker Applesauce (No Sugar Added)
Makes about 40 ounces
3 lbs. apples (Fuji, McIntosh, Jonathan, etc.)
1/2 cup water
Prepare the apples by slicing and coring them– no need to peel, unless you want to.
Place the sliced apples and water in the bowl of your slow cooker, then cover and set to cook on low for 6 hours, until the apples are very soft.
Use an immersion blender to puree the applesauce, or transfer the apples in batches to a blender and (carefully!) blend using a dishtowel to cover the vent at the top. If you’re using aVitamix, or another high-speed blender, be careful not to over-blend this sauce– it can become too smooth very quickly.