Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mmmm applesauce...

'Tis that time of year! Fall is in full swing here in Michigan, and after today where temps might touch 80* one more time, it's back to sweatshirt weather. Yay!

Yesterday I had a real desire (I'm NOT calling it a craving because it might start some pregnancy rumors...) for some homemade applesauce. I actually love it frozen -- I grew up getting a container from the freezer, microwaving it for a few seconds, then scraping the chunk of apple-ice with a spoon. Yum!

I saw a few blogs and a few people on Facebook mention crockpot applesauce, and I really wanted to give it a try. Problem? No apples in this house. So I put out a plea on Facebook:

But had no takers. So in the evening after Rocky got home I had to go grocery shopping anyway, and I picked up two bags of apples (3 lb bags for $2 each). This morning after breakfast I took my apple slicer and a knife and got to work. I only did one of the bags, I wanted to see how long it would take and how much it would make and how it would taste. Put the slow cooker on low, added a 1/4 cup of water, a dash of cinnamon, and a little brown sugar, and 3 hours later my house smelled AMAZING. I mashed it up, took some out to cool for Abby's lunch, and took a bite myself. Wowsers! I don't think I'm ever going to eat store-bought again... As soon as it's cooled to room temperature I'm putting most of it in freezer containers!

Then I gave some to Abby... and she promptly spit it out. It wasn't too hot, I'd just tried it. Maybe too tart? Too chunky? I don't know. What a punk. Way to hurt my feelings.

Do you make your own applesauce?




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  2. I just pinned a crockpot applesauce recipe from Pinterest the other day. My dad grows his own apples, so I always have tons of them, but never wanted to put the effort into making applesauce. The crockpot is the way to go! Excited to try it this year!

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  4. It was seriously SOOOOOO easy! The only thing that would have made it better was if my apples were free and I had more of them!! ;)

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  6. Hi Carrie,

    I've never heard of crockpot applesauce - would have to try it some time. Thanks for following -following you back.


  7. Hmm. I might have to lift my ban on applesauce to try this. I craved applesauce when I was pregnant and had too many experiences of getting sick because it was too much liquid on my stomach. But maybe I'll have to eat it again! Especially frozen...that sounds like such a fun way to eat it!

  8. I only added about 1/4 cup of water to the 3 lb bag of apples I used, and it turned out very thick. I'm sure if someone likes the consistency of store-bought applesauce more, they could just add more water to the crockpot in the beginning!


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