Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sarah's Crockpot Applesauce 'Recipe'

A couple of days ago I posted that Fry's was having a special on apples and Sarah commented that she likes to buy cheap apples and make applesauce in the crock pot. She was kind enough to e-mail me her recipe (she used the term 'recipe' lightly). ;)

Here it is:

Core and peel apples (let's say 8 for recipe's sake)
then cut each apple into 5 or 6 hunks
place in crock pot
sprinkle with a Tbs of brown sugar and a tsp of pumpkin pie spice (could use apple pie spice or a smaller amt of cinnamon)
add some lemon juice- I put kind of a lot (maybe close to 1/4 cup), but you could even just use a squirt of that kind that comes in a bottle.
cook on low for 6 hours without lifting the lid
mash with a potato masher or blend with a hand blender
could be served warm or cold.

Thanks Sarah!


Amy said...

I buy applesauce unsweetened...I wonder if omitting the brown sugar would be ok? Sarah?

The Martins said...

Both the sugar and the lemon juice break the apples down- but I'm sure you don't really need the sugar esp. if you have the lemon juice. Try it and let us know.

Amy said...

After reading the amt of br. sugar again, I think a Tbsp. is such a small amount for all those apples, so it should be fine :).

Brooke said...

On the sugar: I made a batch using honey instead of sugar to be a little more natural and it worked great!

suubi said...

MMMMMMMMMM, I love homemade applesauce.