Homemade applesauce is easy to make and tastes much better than what you can get in the store. It freezes well, too, so you can make extra when apples are in season. If your apples are very tart, add a little sugar to taste.
Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 5 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 10 medium apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 6" cinnamon stick
- In a 4-quart slow cooker, add the apples, lemon juice, water, and cinnamon stick. Stir to mix.
- Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until the apples are soft and tender.
- Remove cinnamon stick. For chunky applesauce, mash the apples with a potato masher. For smooth applesauce, purée in a food processor or blender, use an immersion blender, or press through a food mill or large-meshed strainer.
- Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze.