Apples are one of my favourite fruits because they are so versatile. They are also plentiful, especially in the fall months when they are in season but you don’t have to restrict yourself to autumn to enjoy this applesauce. I simply peel and core 24 apples, quarter them and stuff them into my crockpot. 8 hours later I have dessert. I enjoy it with ice-cream, oatmeal or even by itself. It is also used in one of my favourite muffin recipes, peanut butter and jelly.
For flavours I use vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and juniper berries. You can also add some cloves to it but I once had an experience where I added too many cloves and because they have a numbing agent, my tongue would go numb whenever I tried to eat some. Now I just leave it out of the recipe altogether 🙂
Each serving is basically 2 apples boiled down. One ladle equalling 1 serving but that would depend on your ladle size. You can easily adjust the nutrition depending on the size of your crockpot and how many ladles you get from the batch.
Vanilla Cinnamon Applesauce
2 dozen Gala apples (or sweet apple)
2 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp juniper berries
1 tsp cinnamon ground
1/2 tsp nutmeg
*More of the above flavours can be added to taste after the cooking process is complete.
1. Peel and quarter apples.
2. Add apples to crockpot and sprinkle with spices and vanilla.
3. Pour 1/2 C of water over mixture.
4. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.
5. Mash or blend apples to create a sauce.
Protein 0.75 g