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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Crock Pot - Making Homemade Applesauce Recipe

I love making homemade applesauce for my family and one way you can do that is by using your crock pot (crockpot) to cook down your apples and ingredients. You will need a slow cooker to make this delicious recipe

Creamy Applesauce Recipe

10 to 12 large apples
1/2 cup tap water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Note: Crock pot temperatures vary a lot among the different brands. You will need to watch this as it cooks for the first time and adjust your cooking time and settings accordingly.

Peel, core and chop your apples. Place apples into a large crock pot with water and lemon juice. Cook covered until tender, about 2 hours on the high setting, stirring occasionally. I like to use a silicone spatula for stirring as it prevents sticking. When apples are tender, Stir in the rest of the ingredients and turn the crock pot down to low for an additional 1 hour. Spoon the cooked apple mixture into a blender and blend until they are smooth and creamy.

You can pour the applesauce into freezer containers (let cool before freezing) or prepare it for home canning (see my canning label for directions on how to can applesauce.

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