I think everything is better from scratch. I know, I know it’s more time consuming but um…I’d argue it’s worth the wait and the effort. This applesauce is superb. It tastes nothing at all like the store bought kind.
It doesn’t even look the same.
Making my own has me wondering what they’ve done to the apples in the store version. What have they done!?
The flavor is incredibly rich.
Apples have never tasted so good. And it’s actually rather simple to prepare. In fact, it was so easy, I’ve decided I won’t be buying the packaged versions any more.
You just have to cook the apples, puree them and eat. A minimal amount of ingredients are needed if you’re going to add anything else at all because the apples’ own flavor intensifies as they cook. I didn’t skin these either. It really was a great reward in return for such little effort.
- 6 apples
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup of water
- Chop the apples into slices, removing all cores and stems.
- Add them to a Crock-Pot along with the other ingredients. Turn it on for 4 hours and close the lid.
- Once the time has expired you can use an immersion blender to blend them up. If you don’t have one, remove the apples from the slow cooker and place them into a blender and pulse until you reach your desired consistency.