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 :)