Homemade Applesauce in a Crock Pot

Two weekends back hubby and I went apple picking to welcome in fall! (I'll post instagram pics on Friday!) I made an apple crisp that weekend, and then we both were taking two apples a day in our lunch...but we STILL had a ton of apples left! Instead of making another apple crisp or apple pie I decided to go a little healthier and try out some homemade applesauce!

Start with a whole bunch of apples (extra points if you picked them yourselves!!)

Slice them

Peel, and cube them

And then throw them in your crock pot! I'm not sure exactly how many pounds of apples I used...but I filled a regular sized crock put about 3/4 full (it was a lot of apples)

Then, add in 1/2 cup brown sugar, 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. 

Cook it in your crock pot on low for about three hours. After it's done, stir it up and mash the apples to the consistency you like. (I used a muddler {hah!} but a potato masher would be ideal!)

And voila! Homemade apple sauce :)

I'm told that it smelled delicious while cooking...I however have gotten a fall cold so I couldn't smell a thing!!

It also tastes d-e-l-c-i-o-u-s over vanilla ice cream...although I guess then that defeats the purpose of it being healthier than an apple pie like I had intended.  Whoops! :)

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  1. This is a great recipe that I've made several times. You definitely do not need any added sugar, the apples are sweet enough. I usually double this recipe since my slow cooker can hold more and the applesauce lasts longer. I usually freeze extra jars of it. I can never go back to store bought applesauce again because this is so good!

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