Wednesday, October 7

chunky applesauce

I absolutely love the fall. I think one of my favorite things about the fall season has to be apples. I know you can get apples year round, I just think they taste just a little bit better during the fall. And of course, my favorite kind of apple, honeycrisp, just happens to only be available during the fall. So I guess it would be appropriate to share a few of my favorite apple recipes this week. Both are very easy to make and require little ingredients, but they are both delicious and really fun to make with kids. Today I am going to share my homemade chunky applesauce recipe with you. It is really one of those recipes you just throw together-not much measuring. Here are the ingredients you will need:

6-8 granny smith apples

Approx. ¼ cup water

Approx. ¼ cup cinnamon and sugar (I tend to use less and taste it as it is cooking, depending on the sweetest of the apples you can usually get away with less sugar)

(I apologize to those of you who like an exact amount-I promise this is a very forgiving recipe)

I peel the apples and cut them into bite size chunks. Next, I place them in the crock pot, sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar and add the water. I turn the crock pot on low and let them simmer. It usually only takes a few hours to soften. I prefer chunky applesauce so I watch mine pretty closely. It doesn’t hurt to stir it a few times to get the cinnamon and sugar mixed around either. When it reaches the consistency you like, spoon into a fun dish and enjoy! The smell alone is worth trying this recipe.

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