Thursday, February 18, 2010

So this week I made some Homemade Applesauce in my slowcooker - It was so good, there is none left to photo-HA HA! When I taught kindergarten in Jacksonville, we used to make it all the time in the morning and had a wonderful afternoon snack! I would bring my slow cooker in the classroom, place it on the table, and the kidlets would cut-up the apples with plastic knives we would measure some water, and add a dash of cinnamon. It created the most intense smell throughout the Ol' Country Day School, everyone wanted a taste. We even sometimes took fresh cream and whipped it to put on top.
That's how we ate it this week- for dessert-over poundcake with fresh whipped cream with almond extract added-OMGosh it was wonderful! The cinnamon turns it a beautiful amber color. I am trying hard to descibe since there is no photo-HE HE!!
Here what you do if you want to try it yourself-we used ripe left over apples that were MIA in the back of the refrigerator and an abundance we got from the market before they got too soft.
  • 6-8 peeled/cored/halved apples (we used 4 Macintosh, 2 Gala, and 2 Granny Smith
  • 1/3 cup water or apple juice
  • dash of cinnamon (some people use red hots!)
Place cooker on high for 4 hours or low for 6 - check and mash with fork or Mix-N-Chop (from Pampered Chef) and serve.
This was a family favorite and got thumbs up - even from Griffin!

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