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Sep 19

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Fall calls to me to make aromatic food. Nothing says September quite like apples and cinnamon. Cinnamon applesauce made in the slow cooker not only tastes delicious and is free from preservatives, it makes our house smell wonderful. This recipe makes a nice chunky (or process for smooth) applesauce with a pleasant sweat tarness.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

  • 24 medium sized apples, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 4 TB. light brown sugar

Set crock pot on low and place the peeled and chopped apples into it. Add the lemon juice, brown sugar and two cinnamon sticks. Cook on low for 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Whisk to give the applesauce a nice chunky consistency and remove the cinnamon sticks.

Two dozen apples fills my large oval slow cooker. If you have a smaller slow cooker or want to make a smaller batch, you can cut the recipe in half. Keeps well in the fridge or can by normal canning methods.

 

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  1. Lori Ann

    Could I use some amount of ground cinnamon instead, I wonder?

    1. Mandy

      I’m certain you could. Here is something I found online:

      1 stick of true cinnamon
      = 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      = 1/8th teaspoon cinnamon extract

      From the Cook’s Thesaurus

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