So as I posted about before, we rencently went to an orchard here in Connecticut and I brought home a sack full of beautiful apples.
I got these apples with the intent of making applesauce for my soon to be six month old as he is starting to explore solids.
I researched apples and read that Cortlands are great for applesauce so they were my apple of choice.
I did alot of looking for applesauce recipes but didnt see any that I really liked or that didnt include a ton of sugar and concidering this was for my Aiden, I didnt want to add more sugar than was already in the apples. This being said, I decided to do some experimenting and luckily I came out with some awesome sauce!
All you need for the sauce:
- 10-12 apples (I used Cortlands)
- 2-3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
- 1 cup water
To make the sauce:
- Pour the cup of water into the crockpot.
- Place your peeled, cored, and chopped apples in the crockpot.
- Cover the apples with the cinnamon.
- Cover the crockpot and cook the apples on low. (I cooked them for around 10 hours)
After cooking for 10 hours...the smell was heavenly!
- At this point it was midnight so I put the apples in a sealed container and put them in the fridge till the next day.
This is what they looked like the next morning.
- If you want your sauce chunky then you are now free to enjoy! I felt though that for Aiden, a pureed version would be more suitable.
- Put the apples in the food precessor and pureed until I got the consistency I was looking for.
- This recipe made about 6 cups of sauce so I put half in a container for Aiden and the other half I sealed in a seperate container to put in the freezer.
I was a little worried that the sauce was a bit tart without the sugar but Aiden LOVED it! I heated it a little so it wouldnt be refirdgerator cold and the little guy loved it! Couldnt get enough!