In need of a sure-fire way to make your home smell like fall? Crockpot Applesauce should do the trick. With eight hours of cinnamon and apple goodness infusing your home, who needs Yankee Candle!
Honestly the only draw back to this recipe is the never-ending hunger pains you feel while waiting for it to finish cooking!
After spending this weekend apple picking I needed to do something with the 19 pounds of apples we picked. By “we” I mean my 6-year-old son. He was very proud of his haul and the boy loves for applesauce!
This recipe is great since it doesn’t require hours of standing over a stove and instead requires a few minute of prep work and waiting.
For this recipe I would suggest using a bunch of different apple types. Our recipe includes Honey crisp, Macintosh, Jona Gold, Jenna Blush and Red Delicious. It gives the sauce variety in flavors and can balance a more tart apple against a sweeter one.
- 6-8 Apples, peeled, diced
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Peel, core and dice apples into chunks. Add chunked apples to crockpot on low. (don’t overfill crockpot should only be 3/4 of the way full)
- Add brown sugar, water and cinnamon to crockpot over apples.
- Let cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
- With a potato masher, mash apples into a sauce.
- Serve warm or chilled on your preference.
One way to enjoy this is with a HUGE dallop of whipped cream on top turning it quickly from side dish to dessert! Sure fall is all about chilli and hearty soups but I think this applesauce is another great way to enjoy the flavors of fall while they are in season.
This meal makes your house smell great as well as keeping your belly full…it’s a WIN in my book!
Question of the day: What is your favorite fall flavor?