And sometimes you’re tempted to buy a 5 lb. bag because you think you’ll make a bunch of apple pies and then you buy it and you’re like, NOPE.
The next best thing to do with all those apples is make a batch of homemade applesauce. It’s so easy with a slow cooker. Apples get peeled, cut up, thrown into the slow cooker with some spice and apple juice and in a few hours you’ve got applesauce. Bing bang boom.
INGREDIENTS! And by ingredients I mean apples, apple juice or cider, and cinnamon or some sassy pumpkin pie spice.
First step is prepping all the apples. Look at that evolution of the applesauce apple. Peeled apple gets cut in half, then into quarters, then a diagonal cut is made to remove the core.
These pieces get cut into four and tossed into a slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. Set to high, wait three hours and you’ve got applesauce. Note: depending on how ripe the apples are you might have to use a potato masher or a food processor to make it really smooth. I prefer a chunky sauce.
Dish it up, sprinkle with cinnamon and grab a spoon!