October 12, 2013 by Sam
Apple picking is a popular activity out here in the Pioneer Valley. Our family recently had the opportunity to pick our own apples at an organic orchard nearby. My daughter had so much fun picking apples and running around the orchard. We went home with one peck, which was about two dozen apples. I had no idea what to do with them all!
I remembered how much my daughter loved her Great Grandmother’s homemade applesauce so I thought I’d make some for her. I looked at a few recipes but all of them added sugar, which I did not want to do. To me, apples are sweet enough on their own, especially when you cook them down.
This applesauce is plenty sweet, a little tart & a has a some spice. It’s great on its own or you could serve it with pork chops or pork loin.
Slow Cooker, No Sugar Added Applesauce
Makes: 28 oz.
10 apples, peeled, cored & chopped
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup water
Put all ingredients into a slow cooker & turn on to low. Cook for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. Applesauce is ready when it looks like mush. Remove the cinnamon sticks & enjoy!