Ok, apparently last time I went shopping for fruit I
got totally screwed was unlucky. Gala apples, 5 lb bag, mealy as heck. No one would eat them. They were starting to turn brown in my fruit bowl. My kids aren't big apple sauce fans, but I didn't want these things to go to waste. So apple sauce it is!
Wash the apples. Soap & water, people; rinsing isn't enough when you're a germaphobe
Peel them, but save the skins
Core and slice
Back to the peels--the most nutritious part of the apple. Add some apple juice and blend it up
It doesn't look so good now, but who wants to waste all that fiber?
Cinnamon, sugar, and peels
Stir and cover
It starts smelling really good after a couple hours
After another hour or so you can blend it up, or just cook it longer to get the same results, I'm impatient
Now you have a kid friendly snack
Store in the fridge, it will keep for a week or so
- 8 large Apples
- 1 cup Apple juice or water
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Wash, core, and slice apples. Add juice, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Set slow cooker to high, about 4 hours
- Mash or blend the cooked apples