Bean is an apple junkie. She is constantly going to the fridge to grab another apple. When our favorite farmer’s stand was getting ready to close for the winter we decided to buy a box with 35lbs of gorgeous BC Spartan Apples. Oh my they were delicious. We kept them in a cool spot in our garage and we made it through 2/3 of the box but right before Christmas they started to get a bit soft. You know what that means? Crockpot Apple Sauce! This recipe is the best because there is no need to peel the apples. The peels are where all the fiber is making this applesauce extra healthy. That’s right! It’s a No Peeling Crockpot Applesauce Recipe!
What you need:
-Apples: (Whatever you have laying around will do. If the grocery store has a special on some apples that are starting to go soft grab them. They are perfect for this.) I used approximately 20-25 apples. My crockpot was so full that I couldn’t get the lid to close.
-Liquid: 1/4 part lemon juice, 3/4 parts water or apple juice. For 20 apples you want 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups apple juice or water. Reduce liquid if using less apples.
-A knife, cutting board and potato masher. Blender is optional.
-Optional: flavor such as vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, orange rind, etc.
Step 1: Wash your apples
Step 2: Quarter and core your apples
My applesauce making buddies. Bean and Turtle. Bean is saying “Applesauce!”
Serve either warm or cold. Warmed and topped with brown sugar and cinnamon is my personal favorite.