Fall is here and there’s nothing better than the smells of apple and cinnamon coming from your kitchen! My 5 year old eats a lot of applesauce these days. It’s pretty much a staple in our home! We typically turn to squeezable pouches (Costco must have), but with apple season in full swing, there’s nothing better than fresh apples and cinnamon cooking all day!
One of my favorite fall traditions that I’ve started with my kids, is making homemade applesauce in our crock pot every fall. We love getting fresh apples from the State Farmer’s Market. After picking out our fresh apples, grabbing a pumpkin or two and maybe some bright mums for our front porch, we head over to the Farmer’s Market Restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then it’s time to go home and start on our recipe!
This recipe is quick and easy to put together and a great activity to do with your kids! The apples and the cinnamon smell heavenly slow cooking! The apples just fall apart and need a good stir at the end. Homemade crock pot applesauce is the perfect snack or side dish to go with your lunch or dinner. Just store the leftovers in a sealed container or jar in the refrigerator.
- 12 apples, peeled and cored
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 lemon
- Combine all of the ingredients in your crock pot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, stirring occasionally. Store in the refrigerator.