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 apples....you 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!