Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Slow Cooker Applesauce with Little Hands

5 drag crackers in and enjoy your slow cooker applesauce

It is Fall here in Maryland. The leaves are just starting to loose some of the beautiful green. The air is crisp in the evenings and the mornings are often foggy. I didn’t get to enjoy real seasons in Arizona. It always seemed like we had two seasons: Hot and Hotter than HOT!  I am totally enjoying each season and each change of the season now that we are in Maryland.

I thought it would be fun to smell applesauce cooking  the other day while I was doing some other baking for a Sunday dinner. I had my 9 year old make the applesauce. He loves to help and this was something he could almost completely do by himself.

We started with a bag of about 10 large apples. I just used what we had. My little helper cut and cored them. I did a quick rough chop and we put the pieces in the slow cooker.

1 core and cut the apples

He sprinkled some cinnamon on top of the apples and added about 1/2 inch of water to coat the bottom of the cooker. We set it on high for 4 hours.

2 chop and sprinkle with cinnamon

Oh, it smelled so good! My guy kept peeking in on the apples to see if they were breaking down yet.

He said he didn’t want lumpy applesauce so we scooped them into the food processor and pureed them a little.

3 put in food processor

We put them back in the slow cooker to keep warm.


Oh my! Have you had warm, homemade applesauce? It is heavenly. Two ingredients: apples and cinnamon. No sugar needed. My kids like to eat them with animal crackers.

5 drag crackers in and enjoy your slow cooker applesauce

The best thing about this, is my son felt like he really contributed something special to our dinner.

What do you like to make with your kids?    



RootsAndWingsCo said...

Super fun, Anj! I love crockpot applesauce. We are making it in my Kindergarten class on Johnny Appleseed Day! What fun! Love those cute 9 year old hands, too!


Becky@IfTheseWallsSpoke said...

Great idea, I love using my crock pot but had never considered it for applesauce! We will try it!

Belinda Regina said...

wow ..your cinnamon from Indonesia :)