You only need apples, cinnamon, and a lemon. We use a variety of apples. It is a little early in the season for many of the apples, so this time we used Granny Smith and Fuji. We had some cinnamon sticks, so I threw a couple of those in. Regular cinnamon works just as well! I forgot to grab the lemon, but we had lemon juice, so I used that. If I buy a lemon, I also peel some shreds of the peel and throw that in too. It gives it a great flavor!
|Peel the apples (have the kids help!)|
|Carefully cut into pieces. The smaller the pieces, the quicker they cook.|
Now, it is just time to wait! Turn on the crockpot and enjoy the smell. I have found that Crock Pots vary a LOT, so basically, it is ready when it is the consistency you want. If you like a chunkier applesauce, cook it a little less. There are many times when I put it together while working on dinner and turn it on low overnight.
Teaching Eternity says
I love making applesauce in the crockpot – my favorite are Empire Apples! I use my handy dandy apple-peeler-corer-slicer thing-a-ma-jig and it goes so quickly! and it’s super fun to watch the peels curl up!
S.O.L Train says
Cute activity for apples! Thanks!
Laura Schachter says
Thanks so much for sharing, Krista! Love it!
Kay Sommer says
My class enjoyed making applesauce sooo much last year, that we did it twice!! And my classroom smelled so good! Thanks for the lapbook sampler! Looks great!
Kay @ Sommer Pride
Melissa M says
Thanks for sharing the apple tree foldable book. I love Gail Gibbons books. And the applesauce looks yummy! 🙂
Teacher Treasure Hunter
Purple Palmetto says
Fantastic giveaway! Thank you! Mmm…the applesauce looks great to make!