Ohh, this recipe! I am so happy to share it with you all. Homemade applesauce is one of my favorite fall treats, and after enjoying it at a local restaurant, I decided to try to make some myself. I simply used what I had on hand. I wanted to keep it healthy and simple. I think this would be perfect to have cooking in the crockpot on Thanksgiving day. This was also a great way to meal-prep breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. I don’t think I’ll ever enjoy store-bought applesauce again!
- 10 apples
- juice of half a lemon
- brown sugar to taste
- Peel, core, and slice your apples. Spray your crockpot with cooking spray and lay apple slices in bottom.
- Squeeze lemon juice all over apples.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar to taste. (This all depends on what type of apples you use. The sweeter the apple, the less brown sugar you’ll need. I used around 3 tablespoons.)
- Place lid on crockpot and cook on low for 5-7 hours. Stir occasionally.
- Once apples are completely cooked down, turn crockpot off, and take a whisk or fork to further mash them.
- Serve warm or let cool and place in fridge in an airtight container.
- If you do not have a crockpot, you can also make homemade applesauce on the stove. Just be sure to add a little water to the pot so the apples don’t stick to the bottom. The apples may cook faster, so watch your pot!
- I prefer a chunkier applesauce, but if you like a smoother texture, use an immersion blender after cooking.
- You can eat this applesauce so many different ways! I ate mine warm, cold, and even on top of oatmeal.
I hope you enjoyed this short and sweet recipe! Let me know if you try it. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it is a wonderful day spent with family, friends, and good food! For more Thanksgiving recipe inspiration, check out my Thanksgiving Morning Muffins and Thanksgiving Dinner posts from previous years!
I love a good apple sauce at this time of the year!