Sugar-free

Slow Cooker Paleo Applesauce

Equipment Needed

  • Slowcooker or CrockPot
  • Sharp knife
  • Apple corer (if you have one, not necessary though)
  • Vegetable/fruit peeler

Ingredients

  • 12-14 medium apples
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of water

Instructions

  • Using your veggie peeler, roughly peel the skin off your apples. I personally don't mind if there is a little bit of skin in my apple sauce but you may choose to remove it completely.
  • If you're using an apple corer, remove the core and then roughly chop your apples into medium sized chunks. (Again, its a personal preference to have my apple sauce slightly chunkier, if you like it to be really fine, simply cut your apples into much smaller pieces.)
  • If you're not using an apple corer, I like to remove the core by cutting the apple into quarters, slicing alongside the core, all the way through the apple so you're left with a box shaped core. If you start cutting about 1/2 -3/4 of an inch away from the center of your apple you should slice right along the outside of the core. (Sometimes you do go through some of the core.) I carefully remove any pieces of apple core that might have been included in my quarters. I like this method because it's a bit quicker in my opinion and I don't have to manhandle my apple slices as much to remove the core.
  • Once all your apples have been peeled, cored, and roughly chopped, place into your slow cooker or CrockPot, with your spices and water. Stir until the spices are combined
  • Turn your slow cooker or CrockPot on low and let cook for about 3 hours, stirring a couple times throughout. Some chunks should remain but for the most part it will be very saucey!
  • Store in glass jars in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer to enjoy for many months to come! ( Make sure you do not overfill your jars if storing in the freezer as the sauce will expand some while freezing)

 

  • Tip: I like to eat my applesauce with a little bit of full-fat coconut milk and shredded coconut drizzled on top, so good and one of my favorite desserts!
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