Easy Crockpot Applesauce Recipe [With Canning Instructions]
or use ground cinnamon to taste
sugar or honey
Make Your Applesauce
Peel, core, and roughly chop your apples.
Throw apples, cinnamon and sugar (or honey) into a saucepan or crockpot.
For saucepan cooking, simmer until apple chunks simply fall apart. Blend and add back to saucepan for another 10-15 minutes.
For crockpot cooking, cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
If you like thin applesauce, run your apples through a food processor. For chunkier applesauce, a potato masher works just fine.
Add your lemon juice to your applesauce.
Sterilize your jars according to your normal practice.
Add your applesauce to your jars, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace and removing any bubbles. (This recipe will fill roughly 4 pint jars.)
Process in a hot water bath for 20 minutes for pints and half pints, 25 minutes for quarts.
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