Applesauce

Do you love applesauce? I don’t in particular, but my family does! My husband loves to take a huge mason jar to work so he can snack on it through the week. I have come to appreciate making my own, as I like to make my own everything. Our local grocery stores sell bags of apples for $1, maybe a little more when the produce starts to bruise. I like to take advantage of the sales and will buy a few bags to make this super easy sauce!

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You’ll need a crockpot for this recipe. I love the “set it and forget it” way of cooking while I go about my day. I like to leave the skins on because it can give a really pretty color to the applesauce. Penzeys spices are worth every penny. I am in no way affiliated with them, but I sure do love to use their spices!

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 apples seeded and cubed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Penzeys apple pie spice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • zest of one small orange (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Into the crockpot, set on low, combine all ingredients.
  2. Let cook for 4 hours or until apple can be easily pierced with fork.
  3. Using an immersion blender, blend up the ingredients and carefully transfer into mason jars or tupperware containers. Can freeze or be left in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

applesauce

Enjoy!

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