My son loves homemade applesauce & I make it almost every week. I usually make it on top of the stove, but today I decided to do something different, and it ended up being my favorite. The Delicious apples are sweet enough that you do not need any added sugar in this recipe!
1I HATE peeling apples. Usually, I peel them first, but today I didn't, and we really loved the flavor of them cooked. (Almost like a black cherry). Cut the apples in cubes, either peeled or not. Discard the core & excess.
2Place in crockpot w/ water & other ingredients. Cook on high about 3 hours. I open the crock every so often & mash the apples w/ a potato masher.
3When the apples are all softened & easily mashable, drain any excess liquid you may not want. Remove the orange peel & cinnamon stick. Mash them & discard any large chunks of peel, if you kept the peel on or process it in a blender/food processor. We like our applesauce on the chunkier side, so I just use my potato masher to get them to consistency.