Monday, October 31, 2011


A reader request for my crockpot applesauce recipe prompted me to make it again this weekend. I'm pretty sure that it can't be called a recipe, because here are the steps:

-Peel apples (I did maybe 8-10?). A mix of varieties is good.
-Core and slice apples using handy apple-coring-and-slicing gadget
-Put in crockpot and add 2 T sugar, or to taste
-Turn crockpot on low for 3-4 hours
-Mash and eat/freeze/can

Because I waited until late in the day to start mine, I didn't have the motivation to take care of it after it finished. So, I cheated and put it in nature's ice box, aka a Northeastern back porch. That was a great idea, until the sun came out and warmed the porch. Not wanting to flirt with food poisoning, I decided to bring the applesauce back to a boil for a few minutes, then properly refridge it. I followed through with my plan of action.
And then some. (Note how hazy the picture is. That's steam, still rising from my blackened pot 10 minutes later.)

I got distracted by the computer, and M. walked into the kitchen and announced that it smelled like something was burning.

I think I managed to save a majority of the applesauce. The few darkened bits that made it into the container taste like a dark caramel. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

1 comment :

  1. ohh! Thanks for posting! This looks super-easy and delish. Think I might try it soon if my baby ever decides to take a long-ish nap... :)

    Thanks for the other cooking tips that you left on my blog, too!