Fix-It and Forget-It 5-ingredient favorites , pg. 246
Makes 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 4½-6½ hours
Ideal slow cooker size: 3- to 4-quart
8-10 medium sized cooking apples, peeled, cored, and diced
½ cup water
scant ½-3/4 cup sugar, according to the kind of apples you use, optional
½-1 tsp. cinnamon, optional
1. In slow cooker, combine apples and water.
2. Cover and cook on Low 4-6 hours, or until apples are very soft.
3. Add sugar and cinnamon if you wish (or reserve the cinnamon and sprinkle over finished sauce), and cook on Low another 30 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with cinnamon at serving time if you wish (unless you’ve already added it in Step 3).
Tip: This applesauce will be slightly chunky. If you prefer a smoother sauce, puree or sieve the apples after they’ve been cooked.