5-ingredient homemade applesauce in the slow cooker

One of my favorite fall treats is homemade applesauce. When I was younger, my mom used to make it homemade, after a trip to the apple orchard where we spent time picking apples on a brisk fall day. This year, I tried my hand at it.

I’m not exactly sure what my mom’s recipe was but I know one thing: she always used granny smith apples, because with the amount of sugar added she said these tart apples were the best choice to avoid the right sweetness.

14813276_10209732076726406_889953827_o14881334_10209732078086440_1502598370_o-114894410_10209732078126441_1773231743_o-114813323_10209732077526426_527419119_o-1My recipe was simple, and I made it in the crockpot, which I’ve been addicted to using lately. Who knew how many things could be made in a slow cooker! After 5 hours on high, apples and seasonings transformed into cinnamon apple greatness.

5-6 large apples, chopped (you can remove peels, but they pretty much break down while the apples are cooking)
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon, or more, to taste
• 1 tablespoon nutmeg
• 1 1/2 cups water

Put all five ingredients into your slow cooker on high, and after 5 hours you’ll have tasty, cinnamon applesauce! It’s that easy. Eat it warm for a great fall treat, or refrigerate to enjoy later with a nice cup of chai tea. A lot of cinnamon is never a bad thing 🙂

What’s your favorite thing to make with apples in the fall? Let me know in the comments below!

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