Applesauce in a Slow Cooker
By Ro Morse
PADUCAH, KY - Banks Market Recipe of the Week - Makes about a quart

8 apples, any kind (approximately 4 pounds)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Peel the apples and chop into one-inch size pieces. If you want the applesauce to be more chunky cut apples in larger size pieces. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring a couple of times during cooking. If you want it to be smooth, remove the cinnamon sticks, place batches of the cooked mixture in a blender and puree. If you like a more chunky applesauce, all you have to do is stir or use a whisk or potato masher to mush. Serve warm or cold.

It can be stored in small covered containers in the refrigerator for a few days or may be frozen. Really great way to use those apples that may be on your counter top-not quite crisp enough to munch on but perfect for applesauce. If you want it sweeter, you can always add a little honey but it's really delish just like it is. Another yummy addition is a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.

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Published 09:00 PM, Sunday Sep. 17, 2017
Updated 08:08 PM, Sunday Sep. 17, 2017