Best Applesauce Ever

"This is so great and it makes your house smell great. It is a very forgiving recipe."
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  • Peel, Core and quarter apples.
  • Place in crockpot add juice- Cook on High 4-5 hours or low overnight.
  • Add vanilla extract cook on low 2-3 hours.
  • Thats it!
  • Serve hot w/ vanilla ice cream for a treat or cold as a side dish. I mix it with unflavored yogurt or oatmeal.

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  1. Serah B.
    I love this recipe. I make several batches after we go to the apple orchard in the fall. We use a lot of applesauce as an egg replacer in baking; this is applesauce particularly excellent in muffins. I always use it for Recipe #334886, and it makes them perfect! Thank you so much for this recipe!
  2. ItalianMama
    Excellent recipe! I love the complexity the orange juice and vanilla add to the flavor. I like my applesauce sweet, so I added about 3/4 c. brown sugar plus about 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. I also made this on the stovetop, so it was done in around an hour. The second time, I used a large pot and tripled the recipe to have some for canning. I used a mixture of different apples: Jonathan, MacIntosh, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith, and it turned out great!
  3. Pickles McGee
    I had some apples that were getting a bit mealy and I thought they might still work as applesauce....I added some cinnamon and brown sugar and this WAS the best applesauce ever!
  4. Sara 76
    This was great! It only took about 5 hours, and we had it poured over ice-cream. Was yummy! [Made for Fall 08 Pick-A-Chef]
  5. Chef RZ Fan
    Thank you for posting this. It is very hard to find appelsauce recipes with no sugar or sugar substitute. We loved this. I added the OJ and Vanilla together and mine was done after five hours. Tasty, healthy and dee-lish - my kinda recipe !


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