Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 hrs
This smells great while it's cooking and is really nice served warm with roast pork. I found this recipe in the Sunset Crockery Cookbook.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs medium size golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- freshly ground nutmeg
- Spread apple slices in a 3-quart or larger slow-cooker (crock pot).
- Sprinkle with sugar; insert cinnamon stick down between apples.
- Drizzle with lemon juice.
- Cover and cook on low until apples form a thick sauce, about 6 1/2 to 8 hours.
- Remove and discard cinnamon stick.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
This tastes delicious & the kitchen smells like apple pie! I halved the recipe - I'm cooking for 2 and my little crock pot is only 2 quart capacity - but I used the whole cinnamon stick. Cooking on low, it was ready in 6 hours. I filled a nice glass dish to serve with my roast pork on Sunday - and ate the rest right out of the crock pot - thanx Jude!
The taste of this dish is still in my mouth as I type this. Sooooooo good! I used organic sucanat for my sugar. Its not as sweet as white or brown...to me anyway. I diced the apples, used the juice of half a lemon and half a orange. I also added a pinch of salt. Took my potaato masher to it before removing from crock pot. Boy, I don't think I will have any left over to freeze...I'm going back for some more just as soon as I finish this!
This was delicious and so easy compared to traditional stovetop applesauce recipes I've made!!! the apples stay fairly chunky but I threw them in a blender and that worked well. You could also use a potato masher if you want them still fairly chunky. Thanks for sharing!