I have never made applesauce before, but I will be doing this over and over again.. so easy and yummy!! The store had apples for 59c a pound, so the first time I made this with Cortland and McIntosh. The second time I made it with honeycrisp because they were on super sale. Both times it was delicious! You really should have an apple peeler/slicer machine thing for this.
I like my applesauce chunky so I cut the water and cooked it a little less. All I needed was a hand potato masher (barely) because they just fell apart. The second time I did cut back on the sugar some.
Makes about 2.5 cups
- 10 cups apples, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
- 0.5 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 0.5 cup sugar or Splenda (optional, or to taste)
Place apples, water, cinnamon, and sugar in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours or until apples are tender and easily mash. Mash with a potato masher, or puree in blender or food processor until you teach the desired consistency.
Divide and place among freezer bags or containers. Seal, label, and freeze. To serve: Thaw. Serve warm or cold.