The crunch of brown leaves under your boots. Hand knit scarves. Pumpkin flavored everything. And apples. Glorious sweet, juicy, brought-to-you-courtesy-of-the-amazing-season-called-fall apples. Take advantage of this delicious fall bounty by making your own fresh, organic slow-cooker applesauce.
1. Peel, core, and thinly slice all 4 lbs of apples. Place apple slices in slow cooker, layering as evenly as possible.
2. Pour in 1/2 cup of apple juice (or water). Then mix in 1/3 cup of organic brown sugar. Sprinkle 1 tsp of organic cinnamon on top of the mixture, if desired.
3. Place lid securely on slow cooker and set to high for 4-5 hours.
4. Once cooked, the apples should be tender but firm. For chunkier sauce, mash the apples with a potato masher or whisk. For smoother apple sauce, run the cooked and somewhat cooled mixture through a food processor or blender.
5. Store in mason jars (if you’re an experienced canner) or in an air-tight container. It will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks, if it lasts that long!
Tip: the best place to buy organic foods & snacks is at Vitacost.com!