Ever since we planned on going to Green Bluff, I knew that I wanted to pick our own apples, make homemade crockpot applesauce and then can it. Sometimes my lofty homemaker plans come true, and this one did.
I had two different recipes pinned and kinda combined/spun off of both of them. Here are the two blogs I referred to: SkinnyTaste and Women Living Well. For my recipe, we used 5 varieties of apples: Jonathan, Jonagold, Gala, Honeycrisp, and MacIntosh. We used 2 crockpots, 26 apples, 3tsp of lemon juice for each crockpot, about 1/2 cup water in each, and I didn't measure how much cinnamon I sprinkled in each one. I did not use any sugar (hubby is anti-sweets haha). The applesauce is kind of tart so adding brown sugar might help with that but we both really like the tart flavor. I put the crockpots on high and it was done in 3 hours. I used an immersion blender to get the chunks out and then we canned 6 pints of our applesauce and had a bit leftover to eat now.
Here are the pictures of our applesauce adventure!
|Attaching the apple peeler/corer/slicer to the counter.|
|Oh yah, tools in the kitchen! Hubby loved doing this!|
|Adding lemon juice|
|Love having his help in the kitchen|
|Apples and cinnamon all ready to become applesauce|
|Adding a bit of water|
|Blending out the chunks|
|Nom nom nom|
|How many jars will we get?|
|Applesauce takes a bath|
|We did it! We made our own applesauce and canned it!|