Autumn has arrived! For those of us that live in the northern half of North America that means apple season.
This past weekend on the way home from church, we visited Door Creek Orchard, an apple orchard a few minutes from our house. It is a small orchard but they grow quite a variety of apples. We bought a combination of Jonamac and Wealthy apples. And we will be going back to try some more!
Below is a recipe that David made using the apples we brought home. This is the apple sauce recipe his mom would make often. They would usually eat the sauce by itself, but sometimes they would use it over vanilla ice cream. I’ve tried it both ways: delicious! One thing I found really interesting is that you don’t have to peel the apples. At first I thought that was strange, but it adds a lot of texture to the apple sauce. What I like the most about this recipe is how easy it is to make, as you will see below. Enjoy!
Apple Sauce, David’s Mom’s Version
8 – 10 large cooking apples, cored and sliced into chunks
½ cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ to 1 cup sugar
Put all of the ingredients in a slow cooker (Crock Pot).
Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours. Serve warm or let it cool and refrigerate for later.
Note: This is a great recipe to cook overnight, which is what we did. Make sure to adjust the sugar you add based on the sweetness of the apples you are using and on how sweet you want your apple sauce.