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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

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This store-bought staple is a totally unnecessary purchase. After all, it is so easy to make at home, and is guaranteed to be a lot healthier that way than anything you’ll find on the shelf. Plus, this slow cooker recipe is great for making in bulk and storing for a fresh, delicious side you can enjoy warm or cold.

—  Shelby Kinnaird 

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Ingredients

  • 7 large apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Directions

Toss apples, lemon juice and water in slow cooker. Bury cinnamon stick in the middle of the apples. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 6 hours until apples are falling apart.

Remove cinnamon stick. If you want your applesauce chunky, leave as is or use a potato masher right in the slow cooker to break up the bigger pieces. If you want a smoother applesauce, purée cooked apples in a food processor or with an immersion blender.

Serve applesauce warm or place it in a jar with a screw-top lid and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.