September 19, 2012

Apples. Apples. Applesauce!

How quickly does one family consume 15 pounds of apples?

Apparently in this house it only takes approximately three days! we ate five pounds of Honey Crisp apples, made two 9x9 apple crisps, and turned nearly all the remaining into applesauce.

On Saturday we went to the apple orchard and came home tired from a day of family fun with three five pound bags of apples.

Yesterday the girls and I made homemade applesauce and the house smelled heavenly!

If you follow my blog you know I only do "simple" when it comes to the kitchen, cooking, and baking.

Looking for a simple way to make homemade applesauce?

Here's what we did...Simple Homemade Crockpot Applesauce...

*Wash, Peel, Core, and Slice apples
  {we used 11 apples and it nearly filled 3/4 of the crockpot}

*Throw the apples in the crockpot...

*Add a small amount of water {about 1/4 of a cup}

*Sprinkle with cinnamon...

*Turn crockpot on low and let cook until desired consistency is reached {be sure to stir occasionally}

Sweeten if desired...

And...what you get is a small container of's so much better than any store bought though!

How easy is that?  For me the hardest part was washing the crockpot afterwards {hehe..}.



  1. Mmm...applesauce. I could use a vat of its cinnamon-y goodness right now. I'll have to try cooking it in the crock pot. Never thought of that!

    1. It was wonderful! And it was so easy to have in the crockpot and kindof forget about it.