Crockpot Applesauce

We belong to a produce co- op and sometimes order apples in 40 lb boxes. You don't realize how many apples that is until you actually have to do something with them before they go bad!

Despite four kids and two adults munching on apples everyday we still had quite a few left that were looking a little wrinkly.

First I peeled the apples, then used my Pampered Chef apple slicer to core them, and then roughly chopped them. Once their ready for the crockpot, I only added a little cinnamon and let them cook for about 4 hours on high.

Top picture is after cooking for 4 hours. Bottom picture is after using the immersion blender.

Top picture is after cooking for 4 hours. Bottom picture is after using the immersion blender.

Wow! The house smelled like I had put waaay more effort into it. I felt like putting on an apron and pretending that I had been making apple pies all day!

When the apples were very soft I used my immersion blender to make it smooth. I like to use apple sauce in my baking so I portioned them into 1 cup baggies and froze them flat in the freezer. The best part, is that I didn't have to use any sugar, these gala apples were sweet to begin with. Then I had some left for the kids lunches and a little midnight snack!