We recently went to a local apple orchard, we look forward to picking our own fruits/veggies every summer. Our orchard has 18 different types of apples, and they are all $.89/pound. So we go and get about 20lbs. at a time. Then I put them away as I have free time during the day! This week I decided to make some applesauce. It was easy, and made my house smell fabulous!
Dig out your crock pot, and put 2 T brown sugar, 1 strip of lemon peel and squeeze a half a lemon in the bottom of it (about 1tsp. lemon juice). Then peel, core, and slice up about 8 medium apples, add them to the crock pot. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top, about 1tsp.
Cover the crock pot, set on low, and cook for 4 hours, stirring every 45 minutes or so. If your crock pot is older, you might have to cook it longer, depending on how hot it gets. After 4 hours, you can mash all the apples with your potato masher and mash the apples up a little bit. Then put in containers and put them in the fridge until you are ready to serve! This apple sauce should last about a week, enjoy!
8 Medium Apples $3.00
1 Lemon (For Peel and Juice) $.50
2 T Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon