We have an old neglected apple tree in the backyard, and I’ve been making crockpot applesauce this year. A little time with the apple corer, a little water, sugar and cinnamon. Yum yum and only as sweet as you want it to be. So far there are 5 quart jars and 7 pint jars in the freezer, but I have another large batch cooling and lots more apples on the tree.
Imagine zucchini pancakes with homemade applesauce! We had them the other night and the kids went wild!
Stainless steel apple slicer/corer
4 lbs (or however many as fit into the crockpot) tart apples, cored and cut into eighths
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup water
- Locate apple tree. If you don’t have one, there’s a fair chance your neighbor does, and I bet they would be thrilled if you saved them the effort of raking them up and throwing them away.
- Harvest apples. Then convince husband to climb onto garage roof to harvest more.
- Use apple corer to slice and core apples. Pick up each piece and examine it critically. Using a paring knife, cut away any suspicious bits. Toss recklessly into crockpot.
- Throw cinnamon and sugar into crock pot. If feeling ambitious, stir.
- Pour water over apples.
- Cook on high for 1 hour and then low for 3 hours.
- Mash with potato masher.
- Let cool, then refrigerate or freeze.