Chasing Cheerios

Monday, November 5, 2012

Crockpot Applesauce...SO Easy and Delicious!

E(3) and I had a lot of fun making crockpot applesauce this weekend!  ( O(6) started helping us, but then decided that listening to a Dear America book on the ipad (via Tales 2 Go) while finger knitting was more enticing).

First, we peeled and sliced our apples.  The girls love using our apple peeler, but if the apples are a little mushy (they were!) and asymmetrical, it doesn't work well.

After peeling and slicing about 6 or 7 apples, we added in a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a little less than a tablespoon of brown sugar, and a fourth cup of water.  E had fun stirring all of the ingredients together.  We turned the crockpot on low, went to church, and completely forgot about it.  When we returned home many, many hours later, the applesauce was ready!  (it was supposed to cook for 4.5 hours, but it cooked for about 5.5 hours....luckily, you can't overcook applesauce!)

This is a terrible picture of the applesauce, but it really was delicious.  The girls had a bowl before and after supper.  O(6) says she wants us to make a new batch EVERY day!

Here's a link to the last post I wrote about crockpot applesauce.  Since then I've realized that while blueberries do make everything healthier, they don't necessarily make it better and less than a tablespoon of brown sugar really is ok :)


  1. This is so simple and good for you compared to what you can get in most stores! Going to try it this week!

  2. With just a few more ingredients, you could make apple butter that way! It's DELICIOUS, easy, and just as fun. (Plus, it's oh-so-yummy and makes a beautiful little christmas gift. Maybe from the girls to their relatives?)

    Also, hello! I'm new to your blog. I'm LOVING this! My little guy just turned two in September and is soo busy. I can't wait to try the starry night jar and the gel board. :)

    Thanks for taking the time to do this!