Who doesn't love applesauce...ok i don't super duper love it BUT it is yummmmm in oatmeal...alone...dessert...and the kids and hubs looooove SO why not make it yourself!!! I've made it before and then couldn't find my recipe but it's not difficult...I DID find this on Pinterest though!
What you need:
About 20 small apples or 10 medium one's, MIXED KINDS (enough to fill your crockpot about 3/4 or however much applesauce you want)
2 TBlspns Brown Sugar unpacked
Cinnamon Stick (i got one from Sprouts for 10 cents)
ok so it's sooooo easy
Peel, core and cube all of your apples...my brother said he saw a recipe somewhere for peach applesauce...could be yummmmmm or you can throw in berries...whatever really!
Put your cubes into your crockpot.
Scoop your brown sugar on top, add a slice of lemon peel, and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
Stick your cinnamon stick on top and throw the lid on!!
Set your crock pot on LOW for 6 HOURS
I stir mine around every now and then but not often.
When it's done, grab your potato masher or you're cool and have a hand blender, emulsion thingy, then use that to make it whatever consistency you want your applesauce to be!!
It will stay canned for a little over a month in the fridge OR if you have little one's who are teething, freeze bits in an ice cube tray and let them suck on it!! it's applesauce YOU made so you so you KNOW how much sugar and what exactly is in it!
I'll post a picture up once it's all done :-)