In addition to all the other wonderful apple recipes I've already posted, there is one more we can't forget, Lazy Applesauce. This applesauce simply combines apples and water and, if you like, a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Apples 8-10 depending on size - for best flavor profile, use a variety of sweet and tart apples
1/4-1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon - optional
Peel, core and cut apples into chunks and place in crockpot. Add 1/4-1/3 cup water, depending on how thick you want your applesauce. Set crockpot to low and leave for two hours. After two hours, mash with a potato masher. Return to crockpot for 4-5 more hours. Mash with potato masher for chunky applesauce. Mix with immersion blender for a smoother consistency. Add one teaspoon of cinnamon and mix completely.
|Chunks of apples in crockpot|
|Mashing apples after two hours|
|Mixing with immersion blender after 6-7 hours|
|The final product, yum!|
I call it Lazy Applesauce because you simply need to mix the apples once they are cooked. Many applesauce recipes call for cooking the whole apple and using a food mill at the end. Though this recipe does waste a little apple by peeling and coring at the start, for me, it's way less effort and far easier cleanup….which means I'll actually make it!
If you are not home, don't worry about mashing the apples at the two hour mark. The applesauce just might take closer to 7 versus 6 hours.
Hint: If you use only tart apples, you might need sugar. If you use only sweet, the flavor may be lacking. Use a variety for the best flavor profile.
1 serving =
0 grams Fat
25 grams Carb
5 grams Fiber
1 gram Protein
Calculated at CalorieCount.com
Weight Watchers Points Plus - 0
Weight Watchers POINTS - 1
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