Slow Cooker Peach Applesauce
If you’ve had your Slow Cooker packed away in the back of your cupboard all summer, it’s time to get it out! With school right around the corner, it’s great to have some recipe ideas ready for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks that can be put together in the morning that free up a little bit of time during the day. Applesauce is one of my favorite things to make in the slow cooker and the flavor is so much better than what you would get out of a jar from the store. Since I had plenty of peaches in my kitchen, I thought I would blend those sweet, ripe peaches into my applesauce. The result is a fresh tasting applesauce that your family will love. When you make this yourself, you are able to control the sugar too. My family loves dipping grilled cheese sandwiches into fresh applesauce. Sounds a little strange, huh? My grandfather always ate his grilled cheese sandwiches this way and it’s the only way I eat it! I actually have never served grilled cheese sandwiches without applesauce. If you haven’t tried this, you don’t know what you’re missing:) Apples and cheese are an amazing combination! Of course, this applesauce is also just as wonderful on it’s own. How does your family like to eat their applesauce? This recipe is very simple and will make enough applesauce to fill a few mason jars that can be stored in the refrigerator for a great after school snack. If you have little ones at home, this is the perfect recipe they can help you with!
- 4 lbs. Golden Delicious or McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
- 8 regular sized fresh peaches (about 4 cups), skin removed, and chopped
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Place apples and fresh peaches in your slow cooker.
- Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
- Pour in the water.
- Stir so everything is well combined.
- Cook for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
- Uncover, and with a potato masher, mash the applesauce until you get the consistency you want. If you like your applesauce smoother and less chunky, you can use an immersion blender.
- You can adjust the sugar to your own taste too!
- Let the applesauce cool for 30 minutes and then chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
- This recipe makes about 8 cups or so of applesauce.
- Store leftover applesauce in a large mason jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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