You know what the Doctor says, “An apple a day…”
You can’t deny the health benefits of apples, but I can’t get my kids to eat a plain ol’ apple, but they LOVE apple sauce. I didn’t realize how much better homeade apple sauce is instead of what you buy at the store – and it isn’t even hard to make!
I found several different recipes on how to make applesauce and then I made up my own. It is not rocket science and I don’t have measurements – but it is so easy, you don’t need them!
Core, peel and cut apples (about 15) into chunks
Throw them in your crockpot with a little water (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup) and some lemon juice to keep them from going brown.
Sprinkle some cinnamon all over the apples. Add some sweetener of your choice (agave, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc.) I used about 1/4 cup agave and 1/4 cup real maple syrup. I also added a little nutmeg.
Cook on low for 6 hours or until they are nice and soft. You can mash them up or put in blender if you want, but I prefer it nice and chunky!
Enjoy! My kids devoured this stuff!
Bonus: your house will smell divine!
Make the apples into a dessert! I am not a fan of apple pie – I much prefer apple crisp! Thanks Grandma Great for this recipe – it’s my favorite!
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups flour (I use wheat flour)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
Blend together until crumbled.
Core, peel, and cut about 6 apples. Place them in a 13×9 baking dish. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar. Crumble topping on top and bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until slightly brown on top. I like to broil it for a couple minutes after cooking to make it nice and crispy – but watch closely as to not burn.
– use oats for some of the flour
-make at least a double batch of the topping, it freezes great!
-use this topping on peaches or berries.
Don’t forget to serve with ice-cream!