I have always loved applesauce but not so much the store bought. I am a diabetic and it usually has too much added sugar. So on Friday, I went to Sam’s and they had a big bag of beautiful gala apples and decided to buy them. Ate one with some cheese, crackers and salami to try them and it so was sweet. Now on to hunt for a recipe.
I had read somewhere you could do it in the slow cooker so after reviewing several recipes I decided to do my own. It came out really good. These are the ingredients.
- Five pounds of Gala apples (or any other sweet apple or combination you like), peeled cored and sliced thin. And when I say thin, I mean PAPER thin
- 1 ½ tablespoon of brown sugar (optional)
- ½ cup of water
- 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
- ¼ tablespoon grated nutmeg
You place the apples in the slow cooker in layers. It will come almost to the top. That is why it must be thin slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour ½ cup of water. Put slow cooker in high for 5 hours. Stir occasionally (I stirred once every hour). When finished and cooled a bit, puree with an immersion blender, regular blender or food processor.
Serve with pork (we served it with pork belly, DIVINE) or ham or anything you wish. It is even better the next day.