Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sugar-Free Crockpot Applesauce

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.

Yummy Sauce!!

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!


1 comment:

  1. You go girl! Making food for your little man is so awesome!!! It looks like he really loved it!