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Cinnamon Applesauce

November 5, 2010

This is seriously simple. This is seriously tasty. You will LOVE it. It’s a great way to use up leftover apples from that trip to the orchard or a bag from the market that was on sale…or even the random apples left in your fruit drawer. I made mine in my crockpot, but you can also use a heavy pot with a lid and cook the apples over low heat on the stovetop. In the end, you should have about 3 cups of sauce.

You will need:

  • one bag (3 lb) apples — I used Gala today, but really they are all delicious
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Then you…

  1. Peel, core and quarter the apples. Place them in the crockpot and sprinkle with the lemon juice.
  2. Cook, covered, on low heat for 5 to 6 hours. The apples will become fall apart tender and slightly caramelized.  You usually won’t even have to break them up at all with a wooden spoon; although you could to speed them up a bit.
  3. If you don’t want cinnamon sauce, stop!  Your sauce is finished, unless you decide to blend it into smooth applesauce.
  4. If you want cinnamon delish, then add in a cinnamon stick about an hour before your want to stop. Remove before serving.

Note: the applesauce will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge.

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