Now that it’s Fall, all I hear about is pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that. I know I say that every Fall, but all that talk really seems to start earlier and earlier every year. Also, as I’ve said before, my favorite Fall flavor is anything apples and cinnamon. One of the best ways to enjoy the flavor of apples and cinnamon is with this Homemade Slow-Cooked Applesauce.
If I have apples in the house that I’m concerned may go bad soon, I’ll use them to make Homemade Slow-Cooked Applesauce, but otherwise, I’ll buy sweet or sweet and tangy apples. Good apples to choose from are Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Rome. I used to use one apple variety at a time when making applesauce, but then I read somewhere that using two or three varieties at a time would make applesauce especially flavorful. Now I usually use multiple varieties when making applesauce. I’ll even throw in a couple of Granny Smith apples since I usually have them in the house for my daughter.
- 6 lbs. Apples
- ¾ C. Water
- ½ C. Honey
- 2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice *Optional
- 1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
**The water can be substituted with apple juice or cider.
**If you don’t like honey, substitute it with brown or white sugar. If you do, add about ¼ C. more water. Also, you could cut down on the sweetener or add more.
**The cinnamon could be decreased, left out, or substituted with nutmeg, allspice, or cloves-or a combination of all of the above.
Related: Baked Cranberry Apple Chips
- Peel and core apples using a peeler corer.
- Cut apples into quarters.
- Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and lemon juice.
- Add honey and mix all ingredients.
- Add all ingredients to a Crock-Pot.
- Cook on high setting for 4 hours.
- When cooked, break up into chunks with a wooden spoon, mash with a potato masher, or stir with an immersion blender for smooth applesauce.
Related: DIY Yarn Pumpkin Wreath
This Homemade Slow-Cooked Applesauce is so delicious! Serve it warm, cold, or with toppings like chopped walnuts, almonds, or raisins. Get creative when you’re making your version of this easy and oh so simple applesauce.
Have you tried this Homemade Slow-Cooked Applesauce? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.