This may be one of the best things I’ve ever made. Warm, sweet and cinnamon-y. It made the house smell wonderful while it was cooking.
I altered the recipe on A Year of Slow Cooking. I used more apples, more brown sugar, more cinnamon. I also used apple juice instead of water. I will be making this again, it was so delicious.
- 13 small apples (about 1 bag)
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 Tbs. brown sugar
- 1/3 cup apple juice
Peel, core and slice the apples. Toss them into the slow cooker with all the other ingredients. Give it a stir, then turn the heat to low for 4-6 hours.
After the apples had cooked this long, I took the lid off and gave them a stir. They looked kind of watery and I wasn’t sure it would really turn into applesauce. But the apples were very tender. I took a whisk and stirred them vigorously until the apples started falling apart. I ended up with chunky applesauce that was delicious. I let it continue to cook until I had dinner ready.
This amount of apples makes 4-6 servings, depending on how many times you go back for seconds and thirds.