Easy, Delicious Applesauce

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A recipe post, for two reasons.  First, this is a fantastic recipe, and a very easy way to impress your friends and families.  Second, I haven’t had time to write about anything important but was sick of seeing my last (unhappy) post on top here.  This is my mother’s recipe, I only take credit for the few notes and suggestions at the end.

8 to 10 large apples, peeled cored and sliced or cut in chunks
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 to 1 cup sugar (may not be needed)

Put all ingredients in to crock-pot. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10
hours. (High: 3 to 4 hours).

Notes:

  • Depending on the size of your crock-pot, 8-10 apples may be too many, especially if you are using large ones.
  • Be sure to do a good job peeling and coring your apples.  Cut them into relatively small chunks.  I usually cut them into slices, then chop them.
  • You’ll often hear that the best applesauce is made from a variety of apples.  This is true, but only to a point.  Give thought to the kinds of apples you’re adding.  Sour apples may not be a good idea, unless you want to have to add a lot of sugar to get the right taste.  So far, the best combination has been 1/3-1/2 RIPE McIntosh apples, plus a variety of other sweet/semi-sweet apples.  Be sure the apples are ripe before adding them.
  • Don’t add the sugar until the end.  Taste the sauce first.  Then add sugar in small amounts as necessary to achieve the best taste.
  • The applesauce can be served warm or cold, although warm is usually preferred.
  • The applesauce won’t last too long in the refridgerator, but can be frozen, thawed, and served with no loss of flavor.
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  • One great recipe deserves another:
    Black Bean Dip
    Serve with Frito Scoops

    1 can black eyed peas,drained
    1 can corn, drained
    1 can black beans, drained
    1 cup celery chopped
    1 small red onion chopped
    1-2 jalapeno pepper chopped
    2 big cloves of garlic minced
    Fresh cilantro (I use an entire bunch that I buy at the grocery)

    Simmer the following, pour over mixture, stir and chill:
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 cup cider vinegar

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