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Monday, November 19, 2012

Crockpot Apple Sauce - Tastes Like Apple Pie And A WINNER

I promised you this fantastically yummy applesauce,
but first I have to announce the lucky winner

of $200 in accessories from

the winner is



Thanks for everyone who participated.  We love
giveaways at Purple Chocolat Home and hubby
even loves them too - I love that!!!
Even if you didn't win, you can be a winner
by ordering some fun and reasonably priced
jewelry and accessories for Christmas 
from Marsha.  

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.


Splenderosa said...

Jacquie...tell MsOrem to email me @ Big huge thank you, darling. Come on over & choose something for yourself.

Jacqueline said...

Thank you, Marsha, I will!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I'm in heaven! I have to try this!

Congrats to the winner of your giveaway! It was very sweet of you!


La Table De Nana said...

Looks really yummy:-)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Jacqueline, you always have the most wonderful recipes!! Adding this one to my files! Congrats to the winner!

Designs By Pinky said...

Congrats to Miss Orem! Lucky girl!!! I can't wait to tRY this!!! XO, Pinky

Bonnie said...

I love making applesauce or butter in the crock pot, but I have always added water. I'm going to have to try it without. I love to bottle mine for the winter and the family always eats it up before the next fall. Next up, trying the mini apple pies from a few days ago.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats to your winner! The applesauce looks great! I've made pear butter in the CP and it works well. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving Jacqueline:@)

Red Couch Recipes said...

I havent' made applesauce in the CP, but I bet it smells so good cooking. Wish I had an apple tree! Congrats to Miss Orem! Joni

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh my this sounds wonderful and so easy! Congrats to your winner!

Mary said...

This looks wonderful! Congrats to the winner! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

farmerswife said...

Try putting about 1/4 cup of cinnamon red hots in. Tastes great!!! We call it apple soup

Jacqueline said...

Definitely, I will try the red hots added! I am sure that is fantastic.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

So you know I love your giveaways, but don't dare enter because if I won there would be a blog revolt!

Congrats to the winner and I love this recipe. Have you tried Penzeys Spices? They Apple Pie Spice is to die for!


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