Alden’s Easy Peasy Crockpot Applesauce

Every morning, my husband devours four prunes with his breakfast. Pardon the pun, but it’s his regular ritual.crockpot applesauce

Unlike daddy, Alden gravitates towards applesauce. Spiced up with a bit of cinnamon and added directly to his oatmeal as a bit of sweetener, he chows down on the combo.

Normally, we just buy the unsweetened store brand, but with apples in season (and with the promise of a heavenly aroma emanating from the Crockpot) I decided to give homemade applesauce a try.cinnamon stick

Unsweetened Applesauce

8 apples (can be different varieties)
Cinnamon stick
1 lemon (juice and rind)

1.)   Peel, core and dice apples.
2.)   Add to a Crockpot set on the lowest setting
3.)   Add cinnamon stick
4.)   Add the juice of lemon (and part of the shaved rind) to the mixture.
5.)   Give it a good stir.
6.)   Let cook for approximately six hours.
7.)   Mash (for sauce with a lumpy texture) or puree (for smooth texture).

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