Are you ready for the easiest applesauce you’ve ever made? Break out the crock pot and let’s get to it!
Let me just first say, even if you’ve been making applesauce with white or brown sugar forever, I promise, you absolutely will not miss it in this applesauce. The apples have so much natural sweetness anyway. I used Galas but don’t see why any variety of apple wouldn’t work here.
So, just use whatever you’ve got on hand and adjust spices to your personal preference. Serve it hot; serve it cold – doesn’t matter. This recipe is super flexible! Bonus: Your entire house will smell amazing!
Recipe can be scaled for whatever amount of apples you want to use without changing the cooking time. I went with a small 1 lb. batch and it yielded approximately 1 1/2c.
1. Layer apple slices in the slow cooker.
2. Sprinkle with spices.
3. Set temperature on High and leave it alone for about 4 hours, checking progress periodically.
4. Stir everything together and mash to desired consistency. I like a chunkier applesauce so all it took was just a few times around in the pot with a spoon and it was ready.