There’s a lot of things in my life that I’ve taken for granted at some point but one I wish I hadn’t was the joy of being able to eat crunchy foods. Since my dental surgery I’ve been on a very strict soft food diet which equates to yogurt, mashed potatoes and soup. While they’re all foods that I love, sometimes I miss the crunch of a juicy apple. Rather than wallow in self-pity I took my love of apples and made them into something I could eat and enjoy – homemade applesauce.
Unlike the store bought stuff that tends to have the consistency of baby food, homemade slow cooker applesauce is a bit more chunky, a lot more flavorful and simply delightful.
I suppose you could make this using any good baking apple that you enjoy but right now I’m addicted to two different varieties that just happen to make ridiculously good applesauce. Jazz and Pink Lady apples both have a bit of sweetness, a bit of tartness and a heaping amount of juiciness to come together for the perfect sauce.
Together in the slow cooker with a few simple ingredients you can have a homemade applesauce any time you want in about 8 hours.
Eight of these apples produced two large mason jars of sauce that I can enjoy all week long.