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Homemade Applesauce: Using a CrockPot

Angela has lived with many inflammatory illnesses. Through the changes in her diet and the use of supplements, her life has turned around.

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Crockpot Homemade Applesauce

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

4 hours

4 hours 30 min

9 servings

Ingredients for Crockpot Applesauce

  • 6 Large Apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon, (dependent on preference, remember a little goes a long way)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Water

How To Make Homemade Applesauce

  1. First, peel and core six large apples or nine smaller apples — the sweeter the apple, the sweeter the applesauce. Gala or Honeycrisp are great choices. I often use a variety of apples, which gives it a delicious flavor.
  2. Once peeled and cored, chop apples into small pieces. It is good to chop them even smaller than you would a bite-sized chunk.
  3. Then, add sugar, cinnamon, water, and vanilla extract into the crockpot. Stir until apple pieces are coated.
  4. Cook on low for four hours. It will be browner than what you buy at the store, but that is okay. It's still delicious.
  5. Once the apples are soft, mash them with a potato masher, which will give them a nice chunky texture. If you want it to be smoother, a blender will provide a nice blend.
  6. Place in the refrigerator to cool. It will last up to a week in the fridge. In the freezer, it can last up to six months as long as it is in an airtight container.

Fresh Apples

Apples are a low calorie food, great for weightloss.

Apples are a low calorie food, great for weightloss.

Applesauce is a great way to get your family to eat a whole serving of fruit. Despite applesauce being a relatively cheap item to buy from the store, store-bought applesauce does not compare to the delicious taste of this homemade side dish made from fresh apples, which is very easy to make. All you need are apples and a crock-pot, plus cinnamon if you so choose.

Making applesauce is an excellent way to use up the leftover apples you bought at the grocery store that your family did not eat. Although applesauce is an easy way to get your allotted amount of fruits and vegetables, it is essential to note that you should eat a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables like green beans, bananas, oranges, tomatoes, and peppers. The more colorful your diet, the higher the nutritional value it contains.

Top Ten Reasons To Eat Apples

  1. Apples are delicious.
  2. Apples are convenient. You can grab and go and eat on the way. Just make sure you wash the wax off that might be trapping pesticides.
  3. They are low in calories and fat, making them an ideal food for weight loss.
  4. The fiber found in apples will expand in your stomach, causing you to feel full longer.
  5. The fiber also will slow the absorption of carbohydrates, which is essential for people with diabetes or insulin resistance because it keeps the sugar levels within a healthy range.
  6. Apples are low in sodium. You want to avoid sodium when trying to lose weight because sodium causes water retention.
  7. Your food will digest better because of the enzymes found in apples.
  8. Apples contain antioxidants, and vitamin C, which can prevent cancer cells from developing and heart disease.
  9. Apples are a great source of pectin, which helps keep your blood cholesterol at a healthy level. When dissolved in water, pectin will cause a substance that sticks to bile acids, which draws cholesterol from the bloodstream.
  10. Apples stimulate your gums and increase your saliva production, which will give your teeth a whiter smile.

There are many reasons we should eat apples. It will help us maintain a good physique and keep our bodies healthy.

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© 2012 Angela Michelle Schultz

Comments

Jennifer Kessner from Pennsylvania on May 27, 2014:

Thank you for this! I used to stare longingly at my grandmother's applesauce, but now that she's gone and we have no more of her canned wonders left, I need to start gathering my own recipes! Will be bookmarking this for later. =)

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on August 14, 2013:

Thank you for this angela. Simple and my kind of baking and kitchen duty. I can handle this. Time to go and replace the crock pot I dropped and broke several months ago. Love n Hugs. God Bless you and yours dear sister. Skye

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on January 23, 2013:

This is great! I have a few apples that I need to use up, and I was thinking of hunting down an applesauce recipe. I like using my crockpot, since I can just let food cook without babysitting it, and letting the flavors simmer together must taste great! Thanks for the recipe! I know what I'm making tomorrow!

Dianna Mendez on November 15, 2012:

We use our crockpot lots in cooking around here and this recipe would be a real win during the winter months. Your instruction is simple and I'm sure will be easy for us to complete. Thanks for the idea.

Southernmapart on November 11, 2012:

I like good crock pot recipes and will add this one to my file.

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