Archive for Fruits

Apple Sauce

I always peruse the news back home.  Can’t help myself, I like to know what is going on, even tho I’m not there.  This includes previous duty stations, not just where I grew up.  But I digress.  On the local news website there was a slow cooker method for making apple sauce.  A very EASY slow cooker method.  No recipe.  Just a vague how to.  For some reason, I couldn’t resist.

So I peeled some apples.  Macintosh, Granny Smith and a Red Delicious.

Then I cored, chopped and dumped into a slow cooker with a handful of left over fresh cranberries to up the tartness as the apples seemed a bit too sweet.

For the record, if you don’t have slow cooker liners (sold next to oven bags in the grocery store) get them.  They make clean up a breeze.  Then I turned the slow cooker on low and let it cook for a few hours before adding two whole cinnamon sticks.  Lid back on and it went for the rest of the day.  I mashed it with the potato masher and voila! I had apple sauce.

OMG! Was this good.  Next time I will make a larger batch.  I also think a spice cake with warm apple sauce is in the future.  Soon.