Hi guys! I am on a make from scratch homemade kick. I totally lucked out with apples being on sale, so I figured I would make some applesauce for the family. It's one of our favorite treats around our house. We cook it up with the "gluten eating" daughter and husband's oatmeal, I use it in baking, and it's always a tasty snack.
To make your own applesauce start out with a bunch of apples. I know....big surprise eh?
Now peel and core 8 cups worth.
So I have to tell ya, I bought myself an auto peeler/slicer contraption at a black Friday sale for $10. It is one of my most favoritest gizmo's in my kitchen. I had to show you the remnants of my peeling frenzy ;)
Now toss the apples and 1 1/2 cups water in either a slow cooker or a saucepan. Now it's up to you, but I really like the taste of slowcooked apples. Plus, it makes your house taste SO darned GOOD! So here are your cooking times. If using a saucepan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until apples are very tender. If using a slowcooker, place ingredients inside then cook on high for about 5-6 hours. When apples are cooked, transfer into a blender and lightly pulse a few times to break up any chunks.
Now if you like spice, add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the apples while cooking.If you like spicy and sweet, add 1/2 cup sugar or splenda along with the cinnamon. You can actually use any sweetener in any amount to your taste. It's completely up to you.
8 cups peeled and cored apples
1 1/2 cups water
*optional* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar or splenda, or any amount of sweetener to your taste.
Place ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until apples are tender.Or place ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on high for 5-6 hours.Pour into a blender and pulse a few times to break up any chunks. This recipe will make 4 cups of applesauce.