Faced with a surplus of apples back in January, I went digging for applesauce recipes and found this one. With the glut of apples our CSA is providing us, we've now got the process down pat. Which is good because it's hard to beat warm, just finished cooking applesauce. : )
Makes: ~3 quarts of applesauce
10-20 apples, depending on their size
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
WASH and QUARTER apples
PLACE in crock pot until full
ADD water, sugar, and cinnamon
STIR to evenly distribute
COOK on high for 4 ours or low for 8 hours
PROCESS through a food mill with a fine mesh disc (to remove all the bits of seeds and skin)
1. If you don't have a food mill, you will need to peel and seed your apples. If you plan to cook a of of applesauce, tomato sauce, jellies, etc a food mill is an investment well worth the money.
2. Our crock pot is a 6 quart crock, you can scale the sugar and water from there, but the recipe is really a rough guideline, the water just prevents the apples from sticking until they release their own moisture and the sugar and cinnamon are purely to taste.
3. This stuff is addictively good...Nom.