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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 20.4
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Slow Cooked Apple Sauce

Submitted by: LAROJABONITA
Slow Cooked Apple Sauce

Number of Servings: 48

Ingredients

    Slow cooker
    ~12 apples (I use Gala and Granny smith to get a good variety, choose ones you like, but you aren't adding sugar, so you want sweet ones)
    ~ 3 Tbs imitation vanilla extract (you can use real vanilla extract, but since your cooking, the flavor would me significantly lost, so save yourself the money if you don't care about it too much)
    ~1 tsp ground cinnamon (to taste, but i don't care for it so much)

Directions

Peel, core and dice your apples. The smaller the chunks, the smoother your sauce will be.
Place in a slow cooker and and your vanilla, stirring to get the flavor distributed. Don't worry too much, it'll cook through regardless.
Cover it up (just make sure the lid is on good and tight) and set it to high. Walk away from it for 3 hours. No joke, don't go near it.
After it's had time to cook (3 HOURS!) you can finally stir it. I use a potato masher because I can't stand chunky apple sauce, but if you like it chunky, just take a wooden spoon and stir for a bit until it meets your needs. Somewhere in there, add your cinnamon and stir.
Now you can store this in the fridge for up to a week without worry, but if you can't finish it all, think about canning it. I'm not sure how it freezes, but try it. Or, feed it to a baby, a friend, and neighbor, a stranger. You could also cut the recipe in half. Or in quarters. Or, just make a few apples for dessert, start it in the morning before you leave for work on low instead, and it'll be there for you when you come home.

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LAROJABONITA.






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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I have been doing this for years as well as making applebutter in the crockpot. I dont use vanilla and I use a mix of Cortland and macintosh apples. Just sweet enough and can be used to mix into pancake batter or over ice cream..YUMMY! - 8/24/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I make my own and with my Vita-Mix, I mix the whole apple, a bit of water and a touch cinnamon, then add it to my crock pot. With the peels on you are getting a lot more goodness - 8/24/10

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I don't add the vanilla and use Jonathan apples, I like that sort of tart flavor and I do not add sugar..I have froze it, but it can turn a bit brown so add fruit fresh or a bit of lemon juice.... - 8/24/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great for fall. It makes the house smell good too :) - 8/24/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love applesauce, now with variations suggested, I can save pennies and the environment from all the excess glass jars purchased. - 8/27/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Applesauce freezes well and is a great treat partially thawed. Of course you can thaw all the way or heat it to your liking. Most of the time I use the food processor to chop the apples. I run some of my applesauce through the sieve, and leave some chunky. - 8/25/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    super easy and absolutely delicious! I added a pinch of splenda/brown sugar blend to it as well - 8/25/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I use Golden Delicious and Gala apples, or whatever is in the stores. Either peeled or not or even some of each. Never tried vanilla or anything else in it. - 8/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is the best. I can this and apple butter in pint jars. My grand children eat it as fast as you can get the jar open. This also makes great Christmas gifts. It's not to early to start! - 8/24/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    What a great idea. I will try it and let you know how I modify your recipe to my taste. You can freeze applesauce. - 8/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It does sound easy. I'm going to try this with some of the pears I have sitting on the table. - 8/24/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good. My Mom used to put appple sauce in my Spice cake, and that would be the only way I would eat it.
    - 8/26/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Using an immersion hand blender is a great way to make apple sauce. You can puree it in the same pot that you cook the apples, in this case the crockpot. Also works well for pureed soups. - 8/25/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I freeze applesauce...don't see why this couldn't be. Sounds good. I never have put vanilla in applesauce before - 8/24/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    4 ounces or 1/2 a cup is the standard applesauce serving. - 8/24/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    48 servings from 12 apples melted down? That makes for a very small serving =1/4 apple. If it is for a condiment that makes sense. - 8/24/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What is the serving size?? - 8/24/10

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  • TRY - 9/10/13

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  • I just used 9 gala apples. I covered them with a good dose of cinnamon and then put them on low overnight. I also omitted the vanilla. The applesauce has a nice deep flavour. I'm eating some mixed up with my steel cut oats for breakfast right now . - 10/7/12

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  • this rocks and is so easy - 10/9/11

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  • Made it with garden apples. The first time it was too bitter this time I added just a little brown sugar and a little pumpkin pie spice. Much better! - 1/3/11

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  • Hmm....We Australians just peel the apples, cut them up small, put them in a saucepan with water to cover, bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 mins or so? When they've cooled down, blitz them in the blender. Sweeten to taste. Great on porridge (cooked rolled oats) - 11/1/10

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  • Did this about 3 weeks ago w/ a large variety of apples - only one or two sweet ones and no vanilla - never heard of putting vanilla in applesauce - came here looking for the calorie breakdown - but there is no indication what size is her serving! BTW - I froze most of it. - 10/23/10

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  • I love the simplicity of this recipe. I have also mashed banana in at the last minute or other frozen fruit. It freezes quite well. - 9/20/10

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  • Sorry, but this tasted awful. Could the vanilla amount be a misprint? Maybe should be teaspoon, not Tablespoon?
    I used Fuji apples and they were hard to the point of being too hard to mash as a result of the long cooking time. Servings s/b 4 to 8 not 48? Very unsuccessful recipe. - 9/8/10

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  • I will deffinatly make this! I am so excited, my husband and I will be going apple picking in the next couple of days.. and I see some apple sauce in our future! ANd I do think you are right this would make a great present. I also like that it saves you from haveing to recycle the jars! - 9/1/10

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  • I wonder if putting pineapple juice in there would help with the discoloration? I love homemade applesauce, too. I would probably leave the skins on for vitamins, too. Thanks! - 8/30/10

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  • I love the simplicity of this recipe. I doub that it will ever be a failure. - 8/25/10

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  • Sounds like a great recipe. I think I will try to freeze some and see how it goes. - 8/24/10

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  • Look fantastic - 8/24/10

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  • Yes, I am also wondering what size each serving is,1/2 cup? - 8/24/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds easy to make and perfect for Fall! - 8/24/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. Perfect for fall! - 8/24/10

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  • Does anyone know if this can be frozen after the cooking process? - 8/24/10

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