Autumn has official arrived. The weather of jeans and hooded sweatshirts has graced the Midwest. It’s apple time.
For the past several years we have been picking apples each fall at the local orchard with my in-laws. We have come to a point where we bring home half a bushel for our little family of three (now four!). That’s quite a few apples for a smaller family to eat without doing something interesting to them.
One of my favorite things to do with apples is make homemade applesauce. In a slow cooker. So easy. So delicious.
I love to eat it warm with a pat of butter on top.
|We Crave: Slowcooker Applesauce|
- 10-12 medium apples—peeled, cored, sliced/chunked
- 1/8 cup each white and brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 TB lemon juice
- Toss it all in the slowcooker.
- Give it a stir.
- Cook 8 or so hours on low.
- Mash with an immersion blender to desired consistency.
What are your favorite ways to eat apples?
Holly teaches design at a small NW Ohio college. She spends her days off hanging out with her foxy musician husband and their gorgeous new baby and ridiculously smart pre-school aged son. Holly has a passion for food, photography, beautiful letter forms, and the possibilities that can be found in a single sheet of well made paper. You can read more from Holly on her blog, Artist Mother Teacher.