Thursday, September 22, 2011

Apple Pie Flavored Apple Sauce.

There are few things better than the smell of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and the like filling the air in your house during fall.  I really love all seasons except winter, but I think I like I love fall the most.  It's cozy, comfy, and the start of comfort cooking!

With that, I bring you a super easy recipe for chunky apple sauce that freezes wonderfully so that you are able to enjoy "fresh" sauce year-round.

Apple Pie Flavored Apple Sauce.
(Recipe by Me)
8 cups apples (peeled, cored, and cut into slices)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.  Heat under apples are tender - about 30 minutes.  Using a potato masher, mash apples under they are broken into bite size pieces.  Allow to cool and place in freezer containers.  Freeze for no longer than 1 year.  And, if you are like me and have an abundance of can easily double or triple this recipe and cook in a nesco.  

I seriously love this stuff.  Our most common methods of eating this chunky apple sauce include: ice cream topping (along with a little caramel syrup!), mixed into pancake batter, and baked with pork chops.  Head out to your local orchard and get yourself some apples!!  Make this!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I've made this before and you're right. Its AWESOME. I literally stepped off the treadmill still sweating and stuffed it in my mouth (over and over).