How to Make Applesauce

I had never made applesauce before last fall but at one point I found myself with way more apples than I knew what to do with. So I decided to try my hand at making homemade applesauce and with the help of one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, my Crock-Pot. This is a great way to use up excess apples and it is also a relatively healthy dessert if you want to avoid more sugary treats.

 

I use a weekly organic produce delivery service and during the fall I would receive apples and pears every week, so I actually used a combination of the two fruits in most of my batches and it comes out really flavorful. So don’t be afraid to try this with a combination of apples and pears and possibly even other fruit if you want to be adventurous!

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How to Make Applesauce
A recipe for homemade applesauce made in a slow-cooker.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
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Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a slow-cooker, or Crock-pot, and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. There may be a few chunks but it should mostly dissolve by itself. Serve over vanilla ice cream for a real treat!
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