This recipes was really easy. I did peel apples first and then just used potato masher when done. It is really good. Thank you.
I really enjoyed making this; it reminded me a lot of the applesauce my mom makes. I did it in the corckpot and then I did another batch on the stove. the crockpot version turned out better, but I don't know why. next time, I'll definitely take the time to peel the apples--I just used my handblender to puree everything, and it left sharp slivers of peel. (silly me...) thanks for a great recipe, Linda!
I like this recipe with papergodess' recommendation for the crockpot! The first batch, though, I wasn't happy with the peels even after the food processor. The next batch I peeled , and even though I left out the cinnamon stick, ROSY is nice. Mine, like always,even after lemon juice to try and stop it, turned way too dark for me. But that's just me, my husband cares not what the color is! I'm making another batch tonight!
This is a really great applesauce. I loved it and I really think the vanilla added alot of flavor to it. I used this for a class project I was doing and I am glad I choose this recipe! This recipe is a KEEPER and I will be making it again! :D
Delicious applesauce-- made mine with Jonagold, Empire, and Cortland apples that we picked at an orchard last weekend. Love the fact that the peels can be incorporated-- more nutrients and less hassle. I took papergoddess' lead and cooked this in the crockpot overnight. I added 1 T lemon juice and instead of sugar, went with 3/4 c Splenda (we like it sweet). I didn't add any water at all, and I'm glad I didn't because there was enough lodged in the apples themselves to produce a great sauce consistency. It was lovely this morning with sour cream over whole wheat pancakes. (P.S. If you don't own an apple corer, by all means get one! It makes quick work of coring and rough chopping.)
This recipe really inspired me. I had four apple trees, all ready at once. I was sick of peeling apples, but I didn't want to waste them. I followed your recipe, but I cooked them on LOW in my crockpot overnight. I washed, quartered, and cored them, and filled the crockpot, skins and all. The next morning, I pureed it in the blender,poured into sterilized jars, and processed in a water bath. This was the easiest applesauce recipe I've ever found. It does have a nice pink color when it's done, too.
I followed the recipe but, used cranberry juice instead of water. Sauce was delicious and a nice 'pinky' colour. I used my potato masher as Ellen did, works fine, applesauce is a bit chunky, just the way we like it..
I made this last night and my boyfriend loved it. I had never made applesauce before and this quick and simple recipe caught my eye. I used brown sugar instead of white though. It turned out rather brown, but delicious.