Slow Cooked Apple Sauce

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Slow Cooked Apple Sauce

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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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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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