|Crock pot...any size will do:)|
|The juice from 1 Lemon:)|
|any or all of these spices:)|
Peel, core and cut tons of apples...enough to fill up your crock pot...
I have big oval one so I make a
|I used Macintosh and Honey Gold|
Then turn your Crock to low or high depending on how fast you want it done...I like to cook mine on low for longer because it makes my house smell really tasty...So start heating, and then come back every couple hours or so and give the apples a good mashing...I have a kinda weird looking tool for this purpose but you can just use a spoon:) .If you cook on High be sure to mash every hour or so....
During the mashing process...I like to add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, or just some good ol' apple pie spice. I do not have exact measurements on this...I just toss it in until it looks and smells really outstanding.....
When it gets to the consistency you want (we like ours a little lumpy:) take it off the heat and can it, eat it, play with it...whatever:) Its really good on Ice cream, or toast... I love it warm...Its a super healthy snack~!
side note*You do NOT need to add sugar to your apples...apples are loaded with natural sugar:)....unless you want to make apple butter...then go ahead and add a cup or so, and cook a few hours extra until its a butter consistency:)
BONUS~!!...Here is a super easy way to can this stuff....put the sauce into clean canning jars while its still hot, fill to the top...be sure to wipe off any sause that may have gotten on the rim. Set the jars UPSIDE DOWN on the counter till they cool and they will seal themselves:)
Have fun with your crock-pot today~!!!