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.
My 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!