Friday, October 4, 2013

Day 4: 12 Hour Applesauce

I know, I know. Who has 12 hours for anything, except working?

But this is warm, cinnamon-y applesauce that cooks in a slow cooker. Let's do it!

There's an indoor fruit stand down the street, and they sell juicing apples. Funny enough, some grocery stores and lots of farms/orchards growing apples will do the same. Be kind to me, I'm new at this whole bulk produce idea. I got 1/2 case of apples for $4...there are probably 8 varieties of apples totaling 60-70 apples, I'd say. Some are bruised, funny shaped or really small, but a little peeling and slicing makes these apples perfect for juice and...applesauce!

12 Hour Applesauce
This applesauce melts in your mouth. The simple steps make it easy to make and the spices will fill your home with Fall happiness. Enjoy.
Makes 1 quart

10 apples, varying sizes
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon 
1 tsp vanilla extract

 Step One: Core and cube apples. Throw into the slow cooker, as well as all of the other ingredients, and cook on high for 2 hours. 

Step Two: Turn down to low for 8-10 more hours. Eat warm, topped on whatever you like or just plain. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

And, just because I can't help myself, here's a new photo of Sam...who loves naps and cuddling.
Happy Fall Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good--I'm trying this today! The apples in Austin aren't quite as fresh (or cheap) as y'all can get, but they're 5 for $1 so I'm going for it! I can't wait!