These days there seems to be an InstaPot craze. I’m not into it. Nothing against it, it’s just not my thing right now. I really don’t have the time to learn something else right now, I’ve been kind of busy, Ha! However, my love is my Crock Pot. In my quest to eat right and to feed my family real food I was completely and utterly astonished at the labels of foods that I thought were good for them. Lost of chemicals, added sugars, preservatives and in some cases I don’t even know. My entire family loves applesauce, but the old fashioned way of cooking the apples down and then mashing and then canning just honestly takes too much time.
A few years ago I started making apple butter to can. I never really thought much about applesauce at the time, however I a few months ago I had more apples than I could possibly eat so I decided to give it a whirl.
If you are thinking to yourself, “I’m not ‘Susie Homeaker’ or ‘June Cleaver’, I don’t have time to make my own damn applesauce!”. You are wrong! It is literally apples, water, and a few hours in the crockpot. You can either put the applesauce in the refrigerator, or do like I do and hot water bath can it. I know where the it came from and what’s inside it and I am happy and proud to feed it to my family and friends.
- 24 apples (Red apples that are on the sweeter side)
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon (optional)
- 1 cup water
- Peel, core, and chop apples.
- Place apples into the CrockPot.
- Pour 1 cup of water over the apples.
- Sprinkle cinnamon over mixture (optional)
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring about once an hour.
- Turn off CrockPot use immersion blender, or food processor to smooth.
- Place in container to place in refrigerate or place in hot jars to can in hot water bath. (Yields 2 quarts or 4 pints)