Friday, October 28, 2011

Homemade Applesauce in the crockpot

A couple of weeks ago we picked up several pounds of apples. I decided I wanted to make applesauce out of some of them.

I always make our applesauce in the crockpot. It is so easy. 

I make a large batch as my crockpot is 7 quarts.

Wash and cut up the apples. I just use my little apple corer/slicer.

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I let them cook for several hours. until they were cooked down. I think for about 5-6 hours on low. I added just a bit of cinnamon. About a teaspoon or so depending on your preference.

Then I just ran them through my food mill.  I had my cooking assistant do this!

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When Kaden was done we had applesauce! I don’t add any sugar since the apples we used were sweet enough on there own. I put our applesauce into these small 8 ounce ball freezer jars.

I decided this time I would try making apple butter I used this crockpot recipe. Can I just say Oh. My. This recipe is soooo good! It will also make your house smell amazing while it is cooking!

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I put the apple butter into small jars and froze it all except the jar we are currently using.

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One tip I wanted to share about making the apple butter. Vent the lid of your crockpot so enough condensation can evaporate. I had trouble at first until I vented my lid with a butter knife.

I love my crockpot! I will be making  apple butter again in the future!

 

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