Applesauce That Will Save Your Life

Apple Picking

Apple picking: from the orchard to the crock pot



Today’s Blogtober prompt encourages writers to share a secret. Confession: I’m an open book. I figured out my way through a few unplanned plans. I love to eat baked goods, drink vodka tonics with grapefruit and read The Skimm every morning. Are those considered secrets? Doubtful.

We can either share secrets or share recipes. Guys (or ladies), we started this relationship a few months ago, let’s agree to share killer recipes today and revisit share secrets down the road. Cool? Cool.

Ingrid and I made homemade applesauce today. I was skeptical about making applesauce because it’s kind of pain to peel apples but, it’s well worth the effort because the results are like anything you can purchase in the grocery store. I searched around for a few recipes and landed on this gem from Skinnytaste.


Crock Pot Applesauce

  • 8 apples, peeled and sliced. I used a combination of Galas, Honeycrisps and Cortlands 
    • How Ingrid helped: We picked the Cortland apples together. After I peeled and sliced the apples, Ingrid dumped them into the crock pot
  • Lemon peel and juice  
    • How Ingrid helped: I only had squeezable lemon (I know…). She helped to squeeze the juice and added this to the crock pot
  • Cinnamon stick 
    • How Ingrid helped: She was shocked to see a real cinnamon stick and asked 15 questions about cinnamon sticks vs. sprinkle cinnamon
  • 5 teaspoons brown sugar 
    • How Ingrid helped: She sang “I love sugar. I love sugar!”


  1. Combine all ingredients in a crock pot
  2. Set to Low for 6 hours, stirring every hour or so
  3. Remove cinnamon stick
  4. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth

Today was a gloomy, dreary day but slow-cooking apples and cinnamon filled the house with comforting scent of fall. This applesauce will be delicious over pancakes and my husband has wild ideas to put this over ice cream.

What are your favorite seasonal recipes? Feel free to share!


About Lindsay

Happy mother of one, advertising account executive, so-so runner, always caffeinated

2 responses to “Applesauce That Will Save Your Life

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