Well, it's my favorite time of year and there is nothing better than in the months of Autumn to cook up batches of homemade applesauce. Very common to many cooks to make applesauce in the crock-pot but when my sister Linda saw that I had posted a picture of my applesauce on Facebook she asked me for the recipe. So, I decided I would post it here as well just in case someone else wanted it too. The GINGER GOLD APPLES are incredible and made an amazing applesauce!
I'll be sure to snag several more pecks next year for sauce making!
I used two bags of Ginger Gold apples only that equaled a peck.
It was my first time trying the Ginger Gold and though they are gone now for the year, I will look forward to making more applesauce with them next year. They are a good one for the sauce making.
Peel, core, and slice your apples. Place them in the crock pot. I always sprinkle the lemon juice in over the apples while I'm cutting them up. --- (Not all apples fit at first. After they cooked for awhile I was able to add the rest of the apples from the 2 bags.)
I put the crockpot on low for 8 to 10 hrs. Stirring occasionally. About, 1/2 way through cooking I add my brown sugar....just about 1/2 cup. Then, when they are cooked down where they are nice and soft I remove the cinnamon sticks & blend with my emulsion blender till smooth. I taste and then add more brown sugar if necessary & my salt at this point.
I then ladle out the applesauce into my Tupperware freezer containers and let cool before putting them in freezer. My favorite way to taste & eat applesauce is on a slice of toasted homemade bread. (I suppose because my Grandmother Roberta Campbell used to make her own bread and applesauce and this is how we always ate it.) Many of you already make applesauce, but my Sissy asked if I would give her the recipe so I thought I would post it in here for others who may not know how to make in the crock-pot & that way I could also give to my sister.