Both girls LOVE peeling apples with our new apple peeler (we bought it when we went on our apple picking camping trip).
After we peeled and cored 4 apples, I cut them into pieces and dropped them into the crockpot. The girls took turns adding the following ingredients... (here is a link to the original recipe)
1/2 tsp cinnammon
a little less than 1 T brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp Vanilla extract
After cooking on low for 4 and a half hours, I stirred the apples with a fork and they mushed into wonderfully mushy applesauce. The girls LOVED the applesauce. O had 3 bowls and asked for a 4th, and E ate 2 bowls full of the yummy stuff.
My only regret is putting the brown sugar in the applesauce...I refuse to buy applesauce with added sugar at the grocery store, so I'm not sure why I added it here. I didn't even think about it until it had been cooking for about an hour. I just hope this delicious, sugary applesauce didn't ruin the girls taste for the non-sugar variety :) Next time I'm planning to add in a cup of blueberries!