Friday, October 1, 2010

Slow Cooker Cranberry Applesauce

I did a homemade Slow Cooker Cran-Applesauce last year using Craisins. This year, I wanted to make something similar but omit the cinnamon and use fresh cranberries. This was superb and healthy! Even though I used Granny Smith apples and fresh cranberries (both naturally tart), you didn't need to add any sugar since the apples have natural sugar in them. I loved every spoonful of this homemade sauce, and I loved the fresh burst of cranberry flavor in every bite.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Applesauce

4 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (I used Granny Smith, but any type is fine)
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup apple juice, cider, or water
Juice from 1 lemon

1. Add the chopped apples and cranberries into your slow cooker.
2. Add the liquid and lemon juice.
3. Cook it on LOW for 7 hours.
4. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to blend the apples to desired consistency.

* The applesauce keeps (covered and chilled) for 1 week.

Source: The Piggly-Wiggly original


Courtney said...

Applesauce is such a healthy snack - never even thought about making it from scratch! I will have to try this - especially because I usually use applesauce in place of oil in baked goods!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

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