- 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!)
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.
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!