When I was growing up my family would drive to the same apple orchard every Sunday after church and spend the afternoon picking apples, rolling down hills, and enjoying sweet apple cider donuts. My grandma would come home and bake an apple pie and a big pot of apple sauce. The smell from this crock pot apple sauce as it cooks for hours reminds me of those fall Sundays when our house smelled like cinnamon apples.
- 10 Macintosh apples peeled, cored, and cubed
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup water
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Place the cubed apples in the crock pot.
- Add the sugars, water, and cinnamon.
- Stir all together, add the cinnamon sticks.
- Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
- Lift lid and with a spoon break up the chunks and mix well. At this point the apples should break apart very easily, if not you can use a potato masher or hand mixer until you reach your desired consistency.
- Place in mason jars, or enjoy right away!
If you do not like a strong cinnamon flavor, cut the cinnamon down to one teaspoon and one stick.
Makes about 3 cups of applesauce.