The Easiest Homemade Applesauce
Our recent move to the country has encouraged me to embrace a simpler, slower life. Therefore, I am on the hunt for recipes that require less time but still pack a punch with flavor, nutrition and love. This homemade applesauce recipe from 100 Days of Real Food fast & fabulous by Lisa Leake does just that. It is titled, "The Easiest Homemade Applesauce - Ever!" because it truly is. You will see just how easy this perfect Fall treat is below.
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To make your own homemade applesauce, you will need:
Step 1: Remove the seeds and cut the apple into 8 different wedges. (If you plan to use the immersion blender, leave the apple peel on. However, if you plan to use the potato masher, peel the apple.) Then cut the wedges into 1 inch pieces.
*Tip: don't forget to share with your sous-chef.
Step 2: Add the apples, lemon juice and water into the crock pot.
Step 3: Cover and cook the crock pot on high for 3 hours. Step back and let the apples fill your home with the smell of Fall!
Step 4: Once the apples are soft and aromatic, use the immersion blender (or potato masher) to break up the apples and juice until you reach a velvety-smooth texture.
Step 5: Enjoy! Add a dash of cinnamon and enjoy the naturally sweet flavor. You may store the applesauce in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for several days, or in a storage container for several months in the freezer.
Applesauce is great for snack time and as an alternative additive in healthier baking.
My sous-chef loved this homemade version of applesauce. I hope you enjoy this super simple recipe as well.