Our Yellow Transparent apple tree has been blessing us with lots of apples this year that are relatively worm free. Most years this is not the case and it makes cutting them up to dehydrate or make into applesauce a huge chore. Not so this year thankfully. 😊 This is the second morning that I have been working on making applesauce to freeze for future meals. Both hubby and I enjoy homemade applesauce and I am hoping to get 4 batches made and frozen while the tree is still producing. I will admit that it was a struggle to get it done today because my arms feel like they have lead in them and my neck and back feel like they are on fire with my current Fibro flare. Yes, I overdid it yesterday big time, but I did get a lot done that needed to be. Here is my easy process for making applesauce in the crockpot.
|Wash your apples.|
|Fill your crockpot so it is mounding with apples but you can still fit the lid on. I used one of my biggest crockpots.|
|Add about 1 cup of water for a large crockpot and cook on low heat.|
|Stir your applesauce about every 45 minutes or so as it breaks down.|
|Add sugar to taste. I added about 1 cup of sugar because my apples were pretty tart to begin with and my hubby likes a sweet applesauce. You could also add cinnamon (to taste) at this point of you wanted to.|
|Cook your applesauce for about another hour as it thickens up and reduces down further. You can use a stick blender to break it down and make a smoother sauce at this point if you like but we prefer it chunky.|
|Let the applesauce cool and then enjoy right away and/or freeze/or can some for some delicious eating later. I freeze mine. |