I really should call November breakfast & comfort food month here at honey & jam, shouldn't I? It’s the cool weathers fault! It makes me crave homey deliciousness.
Case in point, I’ve been craving homemade applesauce something fierce lately, so when my mom got her early christmas present in the mail, a slow cooker, I jumped at the chance to make a big batch. Finding some giant honeycrisp apples at the grocery store just sealed the deal.
Warm, homemade applesauce is so good, y’all. It’s nothing like that overly pureed, tasteless stuff you get at the store. I like mine sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with cinnamon. It’s so simple, easy to do, but it’s so, so tasty and can be used with so much. It’s a perfect topping for ice cream, pork loin, or my favorite, oatmeal.
The last time I made applesauce, I just did it on the stove top, but I have to say the slow cooker made it even easier. Here’s the recipe I used, and a link to one done on the stove. Enjoy!
Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce
8 apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Combine the apples and water in a slow cooker; cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; continue cooking another 30 minutes.
Make it on the stove!