It’s been over two weeks since we visited the apple orchard. I’ve been baking with the apples and the girls have been snacking on those apples, but we still have some left.
Not many left, but an odd assortment of varieties…and mostly small in size. I decided to make one of my favorite recipes in order to use the rest of the apples. I love this recipe for two reasons…the taste of the applesauce and the fragrant smell of apples and cinnamon that fills the house while it’s cooking.
So simple to make…
- Peel and cut the apples into thin slices. You will need 8 cups of sliced apples.
2. Put the apples in the crockpot.
3. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of water.
4. Stir it all together until the apples are covered with the cinnamon. Then cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Be sure to enjoy that smell I mentioned earlier!
5. After the apples are finished baking, use a potato masher to blend it all together. The apples are so soft and mushy that it is fairly easy to get the consistency you want without a lot of mashing.
Finally (and this is the difficult part), let it cool before eating.
So maybe it didn’t need to cool ALL the way…warm applesauce can be yummy, too! Whatever temperature you choose, enjoy!