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Remember this gorgeous bowl of apples I featured
on my table a week ago? Well, a girl can only eat so
many fresh apples so I decided to try out a great recipe
I had seen on Pinterest.
I had remembered it as applesauce but really the recipe was
for apple butter.
I saw it on Changing My Destiny
and she tweaked it from
I decided to tweak it a little more and make
applesauce out of it. It turns out, Cake Student
made hers into applesauce a year later too!
This is so easy and if you have lots of apples
like I did this year, you will want to make some.
Applesauce or Apple Butter Recipe
10-12 medium apples or 6-7 large
apples - mine were huge Jonagold -
a juicy, sweet/tart apple - enough to
fill a 5 quart crockpot
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 C. brown sugar
Wash and slice and core the apples, then rough chop them
and fill a 5 quart crockpot. Toss the spices and sugar into
the apples. Cover and cook on high for about 5 hours.
I didn't add any water and I had plenty of juice that
cooked out of the apples.
Blend the cooked apples until smooth with an immersion blender
or in a food processor.
If you want apple butter, just cook it longer until it forms
a paste. My first batch I ate some and then cooked the
rest about 2 more hours and had a wonderful thick apple butter.
Changes I made:
I had already thrown mine in the crockpot with peels on (theirs were peeled)
and thrown in 1/2 C. sugar (they used 1/4 C.), then I
went and looked up the recipe to see what spices I needed.
I hadn't added water either. By the time I got back to add the
spices there was plenty of liquid in the bottom and I loved
the flavor with double the sugar so I am sticking with my changes.
I started with a full crockpot. They have begun to cook down here.
This is what mine looked like after 5 hours or so. It is reduced
about in half. I didn't peel my apples. The peels blend right up in the sauce
and add extra nutrition and fiber.
We ate some hot with dinner, cooked some in my
and then had some cooked down as apple butter.
It was so good I made a second batch a few days later.
My daughter tried the pie and loved it because it was so
smooth and didn't have chunks of apple in it.
Nothing could be easier.
One bite and I was swooning, now those of you that know me
would know I am not going to swoon over apples - chocolate,
lemon, raspberry, yes, but apples???
Well, let me tell you I was. I love, love, love this recipe.
It tastes like a bite of apple pie without all the guilt from the
Give it a try.