I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. I love this recipe and have made it a couple of times since discovering it! You can use any apples, so get whatever's on sale. I subbed Stevia for the sugar, but be careful if the apples are sweet already. You won't need as much sweetener. This applesauce also freezes well in portions and is a great topping to pancakes!
We made this for Thanksgiving breakfast with Macintosh apples and added double the cinnamon. Super easy with an apple peeler/corer/slicer. We'll be making again soon!
Just made this recipe with fresh crabapples and it turned out beautifully. I weighed the 4 lbs of apples using my husband's Weight Watcher scale which has a cup on it. It translated to exactly 6 finished cups. I used maple sugar and had to double it as the crabs are quite sour. I also used 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice mix instead of plain cinnamon. On my second batch I discovered that cutting the crabs in half and coring them with a grapefruit spoon is way easier than quartering, coring and slicing. The crabs are small enough not to need slicing. It cut my prep time to less than 1/2 of the first batch.
Simply amazing! It so easy to make and tastes like pie filling. Can't keep my kids away from it long enough to get a few bites for myself. Shared the recipe with with my mom and sister and their reactions were the same. Must try!
We really enjoyed this! I put it on low overnight and had it with cool whip the next morning. Fun! Fall has started for this family!
I made this the other night as we had given to us a lot of fresh apples. It was nice to wake up to the smell in the morning and we used some for breakfast the rest I put in to zip lock bags and freeze for another time, very easy to make and it is a keeper. Now in my OAMC cooiking. Thank you :)
I was looking for a new recipe for making applesauce that involves using a crockpot. The way I normally make it is in a regular pot, but I wanted to double the recipe and I wanted to use a new recipe. This one is actually a lot better than the way I made it before. It's nice and thick, which kind of surprised me because I thought there's no way it's going to be thick with all this water in there, but it was really thick LOL. This used 5 pint jars. Actually, 1 jar was not completely full, but I was going to put one in the refrigerator for us to use anyway.
Yum! My whole family LOVES this recipe! Simple and delicious. (Note: It was pretty good warm when I first made it, but cold the next day was 100 times better! That's when they started raving about it.)
Applesauce needs two ingredients Apples and Water (1/2 cup). No need for sugar or cinnamon or other things. Gala or macintosh or fuji apples don't need added sugars. Mix them if you like or use them by themselves. There is plenty of sugar is apples.
Excellent! We used Fuji apples, so we lowered the sugar to 1/4 cup. Also, I wasn't sure if the 4lb was before or after coring/slicing, so I lowered the water and cinnamon just a bit too, and it was perfect! 7 hours in the crockpot and it was amazing. Everyone in our family loved this applesauce!