Since I am always baking and many vegan recipes use apple sauce, I am forever buying apple sauce at the supermarket. My issue with commercial apple sauce though, is that many of them contain sugar and preservatives which are so unnecessary! So I attempted making apple sauce in my slow cooker and I was so impressed! Just 3 ingredients and I had the most delicious – and more than sweet enough – apple sauce! It is so good that I have been eating a small bowl of it every night for dessert:)
- Apples, peeled and cored (I used golden delicious but use what you like)
- cinnamon sticks or ground powder
Roughly chop apples. Put just enough boiling water into your slow cooker to cover the bottom of it (about 3/4-1 cup). Add apples and cinnamon to taste. Cook on low until apples are completely soft. (Mine took about 6 hours) Remove cinnamon sticks if you have used them. Pour contents into a food processor and process until you have a smooth apple sauce. Add sweetener to taste. I didn’t need to add any as my apples were deliciously sweet.
Pour into a glass jar once cooled and store in the fridge for 3-5 days.