The liqueur gives this sauce a fruity flavor as well as its luscious pink color. Try it as a non-fat option for a cake topping as well as a side dish, or even breakfast or dessert! From Ellen Brown.
- Peel, core and slice apples. (Since the peel is the healthiest part I said to myself you're the boss, applesauce, and went ahead and left on the peel but for texture/presentation like store-bought applesauce you may want to peel your apples.).
- Place apples in your crockpot and pour the Crème de cassis over them.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours, or until apples are very tender. Your home will smell WONDERFUL during this time.
- For a chunkier sauce (my recommendation), mash apples with a potato masher. You can do this right in the hot crockpot. For a smooth sauce like store-bought versions, puree mixture in a food processor or blender.
- Chill, tightly covered, until ready to serve.
I enjoy making applesauce right here in my own kitchen, & was happy to make this recipe, as well! Simple to put together, & although I did peel the apples, I also diced the peelings pretty small, then added them to the larger apple chunks! The applesauce we had was very, very tasty & a nice change from what I often make! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the current Think PINK event]