Mertzie's Crockpot Sweet Applesauce -- No sugar
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- 6 large
- red delicious apples (i only had 5 because my husky decided to eat one of the apples!)
- 1/4 c
- cinnamon stick
- 1-2 slice
- lemon zest
- 1 slice
- orange peel
- salt (optional)
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.