Crockpot Applesauce (easily converts to no-sugar-added) Recipe
My answer for using up the fall harvest of apples is crockpot applesauce. There are many versions of the recipe out there, but experimenting over time, I have come to like this one best. It will keep about one week refrigerated, or several months frozen. Whether you have a few apples or many, this is a good way to make a healthier fruit dessert than pie or cobbler! Cooking apples such as Granny Smith make great applesauce, but a combination of apple varieties - Golden Delicious, Jonathon, Gala, are good too. Mash cooked apple slices to desired texture either chunky or smooth, or puree in food processor for ultimate ease! The amount and type of sweetener is optional. Use all sugar or no sugar, sugar substitutes, honey or brown sugar.
- 1/2 cup water (or more as needed)
- 1/3 cup sugar (may use part or all sugar substitute)
- Cinnamon stick, two 1-inch pieces (or substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon)
- 8 to 10 large apples, peeled and sliced
- Mix together water and sugar in crockpot. Add cinnamon sticks and apples.
- Cover and cook on High about 3 hours, or Low about 6 - 8 hours until apples are soft.
- Remove cinnamon sticks. Mash apples with potato masher until desired consistency is achieved.
- Serve warm or chilled.
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|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Serving Size 199g|
|Recipe makes 10 servings|
|Calories from Fat 3||3%|
|Total Fat 0.31g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0.05g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbs 31.61g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 4.3g||14%|