I think if there's one fruit that screams Fall, it's apples.
I usually buy them in excess and use them in a myriad of recipes, freeze some for later use, or make big batches of applesauce to can.
My youngest can't stand applesauce or anything apple, for that matter. I think it's a texture thing with him.
My daughter on the other hand, loves applesauce, so this is a special treat for her.
When I went grocery shopping yesterday, they were having a huge sale and the apples were super cheap, so I bought a ton for us to enjoy, some to freeze and threw some in the crockpot for this applesauce.
This is how I always make mine, it's so easy you'll quickly remember it....and I don't think you'll be buying store bought again :)
Homemade Crockpot Applesauce
5 big apples or 10 small ones (I like using Honeycrisp)
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar
Peel, core and cut the apples into small chunks, drop them in the crockpot. Add the water and the sugar. You don't have to add the cinnamon but we love it, so I sprinkle a good amount on top, just according to taste.
Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until the apples are mushy.
You can leave them chunky if you like your applesauce that way, but we like ours pureed, so I just use my immersion blender and puree them right in the crockpot.
Pour into jars and either process them for canning, or if you're eating them right away, let the applesauce cool down and then place in the refrigerator.
We also like eating the applesauce warm.