Well anyways, Saturday morning after brunch, Husband and I went to our local farmer's market. (Brunch + Farmer's Market = Married Life) Our favorite stand is Apple Guy. Apples are the best in October so we bought a big o' bag of Elstars and 1.5 liters of pure apple cider for only 4€! If Apple Guy is ever out of the apple cider it is a sad, sad day.
8-10 medium sized apples
1/3 cup orange juice or water
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
To start wash and slice 8 to 10 apples. I used Elstar apples but any type will do. The apples you choose depends on how sweet you want your applesauce. I also recommend Red Delicious and Fuji apples.
Dump the apples into the Crock Pot. Pour over the top 1/3 cup of orange juice or water, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Stir the crock pot occasionally, although this is not necessary but just so you can get a whiff of the goodness.
After 8 hours you can mash up the apple slices to your desired consistency. I like my applesauce a bit on the chunky side. Serve warm or cold. Freeze or refrigerate in an air tight container.
I'm not even kidding, it is so easy to make this homemade applesauce. I doubt I will ever buy premade applesauce again. Plus, you will love how great the apple cinnamon makes your house smell!
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