Slow Cooker Applesauce by Julie Vision in the Kitchen

Slow Cooker Applesauce - Yield 5 cups in a 4 quart slow cooker

Adapted from “Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce" found here.

8 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon all spice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Optional: 1/2 cup brown sugar

Step #1 - Peel and slice apples.

Step #2 - Put apples and water in your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Step #3 - After 5-6 hours, add in spices, (add the sugar if you are using it) and stir. Allow to cook for 15-30 more minutes.  You can also simply add in the spices/sugar at the end if you prefer. Since I cook mine overnight, I usually add the spices when I wake up and turn my crock pot off at the same time. This way, the sauce is cool enough for me to put in containers before I leave for work. The apples will not look like sauce when you first look at them. Once you stir them, you will find they 'melt' apart. I usually use a whisk when I stir them after I add the spices. This creates a nice, even texture.

Step #4 - Eat! Or pack in airtight containers/zip top bags and put in the fridge or freezer. If you do not use sugar, this is a very healthy snack/desert option! It counts as zero points under the weight watchers program.