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Ok. The point of this recipe is its sugar free. So those who added sugar have created a different applesauce and really shouldn't have commented here. I am looking for a sugar free applesauce and this recipe exactly as it is, is perfect. Even the water is not needed.
I used 12 Ginger Goldens,and 3 Honey Crisp along with 1 1/2 cups of Apple Cider. Slow cooked on low for 7 hrs before blending it in our food processor then canned them in 4 pint jars. No Sugar Added!!!!
Try using a variety of apples for a wonderful cider blend. We've used Gala, Jonagold, Fuji, and Granny Smiths at different times and they all cook up beautifully!
This applesauce truly is wonderful without adding any sugar! The spices and flavors from the apples themselves give it a rich, sweet blend.
Slow Cooker Applesauce NSA Haiku: "If you add sugar, it is NOT this recipe. This is great as is!" There is a comparable recipe on here for a spiced applesauce in the slow-cooker that calls for sugar, so make that if you want the extra sweetness, otherwise, this recipe is just perfect the way it's written! The only thing that I did was add about 1/2" of water at the start, and ohhhgosh after a little while, the smell was wonderful. Ran my immersion blender through it to serve to the baby, and I had mine straight from the crockpot warm w/ some plain Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of granola. GOOD STUFF, thanks Cookingfor7!
I tossed the apples with a tablespoon of lemon juice (to prevent browning and to give it a little tartness) and added a quarter cup brown sugar to this recipe. I also used a combination of apples and even threw in a couple overripe pears! Very nice. GREAT for using in baking.
Just made this recipe today. It turned out great! I had a ton of apples that were given to me and no way to eat them fast enough. This recipe turned out delicious and did not need any sugar. I only cooked it for 3.5 hours (it was definitely done by then) and I added 1/2 cup water at the start so it wouldn't stick (which it was doing). I'm definitely making this again! It's very easy!
This was perfect! I dumped a bunch of apple chunks (not thinly sliced but peeled quartered cored then quarters cut in half or third) in a slow cooker sprinkled on spices and walked away. I didn't use the full measure of spices (probably used less) but the slow cooking strengthens them so much that it didn't matter. Also the no-water thing was a leap of faith but it was perfect! No burning just apples releasing their own juices to be cooked down. And yes a whisk really is all you need to break up the apples when they are done cooking. Thank you!
Fantastic recipe. Made just as directed. I did add a touch of Cran/Apple juice to keep it from sticking. I used an immersion blender to whip it up. I'm now going to freeze it in small portions for my mother-in-law to enjoy over the winter. And I agree with another reviewer-if you add sugar you're making a completely different recipe. My M-I-L is diabetic and I didn't want to add any sugar. Thank you for sharing.