Slow Cooker Applesauce

Applesauce final

Talk about simple AND impressive.  I love this easy brunch recipe.  It takes only five minutes of work and adds so much to oatmeal, pork chops, a Thanksgiving dinner, oh, oh! and ice cream!! OOoohoohooo!  Excuse me for a minute.

Okay, I’m back.  Yes, definitely tops ice cream well.

Most any type of apple can be used for applesauce.  I used Braeburn this time; Pink Lady last time.  Equally yummy.  Or you can try a mix of apples to find your perfect flavor combination.

And lookie, lookie!  I finally peeled an apple in one strip without it breaking!  Woo hoo!
Applesauce peel

Peel and core four apples and cut each apple into four pieces.

Put all ingredients in a slow cooker — apples, ¼ cup packed brown sugar (or 3 tablespoons granulated sugar), ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg, and ¼ cup water.  (You may want to add less sugar, but don’t ask me to.)
Applesauce ingredients  Applesauce combined ingredients

Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on high until tender, about an hour and a half.
Applesauce in crock pot

Use a potato masher or whisk for chunky applesauce or puree for a smoother texture.

Mmm MMM! Enjoy.

Applesauce final

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