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Who says you can't make homemade applesauce and still be a busy mom? This recipe is easy, quick and literally makes itself for you. All you have to do is load your crockpot with the ingredients and walk away! Your home will be filled with the aroma of fall and there will be happy tummies thanking you for all of your hard work and effort☺ This spicy, rich sauce is so delicious you could serve it over ice cream or for dessert in a small pot.Ingredients:
10-12 apples (use several varieties for a more robust flavor)
lemon juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground cloves
1/4 cup raisins
Replace two apples with pears for a little more spice and variation
Peel and core apples (use Granny Smith and Gala apples)
Cut apples in chunks, douse with lemon juice.
Add to crockpot with water. Add sugar, vanilla, raisins.
Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Stir lightly for a chunky sauce.
Add spices at end of cooking. Serve warm or cold.
Makes about 2-1/2 cups
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