How To Make Apple Sauce In A Crockpot
If you have fond memories of mom or grandma's home cooking, you'll enjoy learning how to make apple sauce in a Crockpot. It's super easy and much more flavorful than applesauce from a jar.
What you'll need:
- Crock-pot or other slow cooker
- Eight large or ten medium apples
- Half cup of water
- Half cup of sugar
- Three to four whole cloves
- Dash of ginger
- Dash of cinnamon
- Dash of nutmeg
- Food processor or potato masher
- Prepare the apples. Since much of the apple's nutrients are in the skin and the fruit directly beneath the skin, you may choose to keep the skin on the apples for the nutritional value and added texture. If you want to remove the skin, peel the apples first. Remove the core and dice the apples.
- Add the ingredients to the Crock-pot. Put the diced apples into the Crock-pot. Add water and sugar. Add cloves, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Stir.
- Cook the applesauce. Cover the Crock-pot and turn the thermostat on low. Leave it for four to six hours until the apples become soft.
- Finish the applesauce. After the apples are soft, remove them from the Crock-pot and mash them with a potato masher or puree them in a food processor until you have the consistency you like.
- Serve the applesauce. When you make applesauce, you'll add all the seasonings you want from the beginning, so it isn't necessary to put anything else in it before serving. All you need to do is scoop out your homemade applesauce into small serving bowls, garnish it with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg and it's ready to eat. You may serve it warm or cold.
Whether you're making this recipe for yourself or for that special someone, knowing how to make applesauce in a Crock-pot will come in handy for the rest of your life. Cook often and enjoy!