Farmhouse Apple Sauce
Serves: 3 Jars
This apple sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. You can get 2-3 batches going at once in your crock pots and have plenty to jar and save for later! This is a great way to use older apples you've bought or picked - even if they are getting to be a little mushy. Still perfectly good to make sauce with!
- 6 pounds apples, peeled and sliced
- ¾ cup water per crock pot
- cinnamon, if desired, to taste
- Place the sliced apples and water in a crock pot. Cover and cook on "low" for 6-8 hours. As the apples cook down they will shrink and become fragrant.
- When the apples are soft (a fork will go right through them), mix with an electric beater.
- Add cinnamon if desired.
- Add more water if desired to make a thinner sauce. Mix less if a chunky sauce is desired.
- To can the applesauce, ladle it into mason jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace before putting the lids on.
- Let cool completely and make sure the jars are sealed before storing in a cool dark place, like a pantry.