I love how this recipe only uses 1 tablespoon of sugar. If you have super sweet apples you can probably get away with none at all. The vanilla is the "secret" ingredient, here!
I made simple and tasty applesauce yesterday for an after-school-snack.
In the crockpot.
The kids each ate two bowls---it was a complete success.
This makes enough for 4 people. If you would like to freeze or can, use more apples.
4 large apples, skinned ,cored, and cut in quarters
juice from 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup H20
I used a 4 quart crockpot for the applesauce. (unless you are doubling or tripling or something. Then use a larger one! :-) )
Skin, core, and cut your apples into quarters. Plop the pieces into your crockpot. Add the juice from the lemon, and the water. Pour in the vanilla (I used imitation--we were out of the good stuff), and add the cinnamon and brown sugar.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. When the apples are super tender, mash with a potato masher or large fork. My apples were very tender after 6 hours, and I used a fork.
The kids ate it all. It was delicious, super easy, and I will be making this again. It was a great snack on a foggy day.