Friday, November 4, 2011

Michael's Applesauce-Holiday Recipe Exchange: Week Six (Fall Spices).

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Why did I ever buy applesauce? It's so easy to make and so freaking much yummier!!!!! When Michael and his mom (my "Mama Maria") started speaking about some sort of cryptic special applesauce recipe that Michael did when he was little-I had to see it. So, my precious Mama Maria scanned it and emailed it to me. CUTEST THING EVER! So cute, I'm sharing pictures of it with you--it has the recipe for the applesauce on it! However, since it was written by a 6 year old, it leaves some little details out, so you can also scroll down and see the more in depth directions written by me right under it. Also, it's Holiday Recipe Exchange time again! (View Holiday Recipe Exchange posts for Week 1-Parts 1 and 2 and Week 3) This week is fall spices-and this applesauce has a very obvious and perfect cinnamon component. Seriously make this-it's amazing freshly made and hot, and also great leftover and cold. It tastes much more like actual...apples...than any other applesauce I've ever had! And, it's in no way difficult to make, and requires very few ingredients (and you almost definitely already have all of them). Go forth and make applesauce! (And go "awww" at the cuteness of my boyfriend when he was little). :D


Adapted from 6 year old Michael/his mom "Mama Maria"

Slow Cooker Applesauce
  • About 5 apples of your choice (I used 3 Gala and 2 Golden Delicious)-peeled and sliced, and cubed if you want.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • Optional: 1 tsp. lemon juice (I omitted because I didn't have any and don't particularly like things tart.)
Slow Cooker Applesauce
And now that all of your ingredients are in the crock pot (and looking mighty fine)...

  • Cook in slow cooker for 2-4 hours (depending on how high of a temperature. Use your judgement. I cooked on the highest temperature on my crock pot for about 2 hours and that did it). Stir/mash occasionally.
Slow Cooker Applesauce
look at that steam...mmm...
  • Give it a good mixing/mashing when it's done!
  • Enjoy with some cinnamon on top warm or cold :)

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Oh other thing. On the back of the recipe, little Michael drew some festively Halloween things. Look at my lil' artist....

Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Spice Islands.”
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