What do I do with all these apples?

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Ok, it’s fall and that means lots and lots of pumpkins and apples. With the pumpkins, I cook them and freeze them but what do you do with the apples??

Make applesauce, of course!

And this isn’t your typical jarred store bought applesauce. If you have never had homemade applesauce, you haven’t had applesauce. Forget bland baby food smushieness. This is a rich, delicious, cinnamony delight!

So, here is the recipe:

Applesauce

8 large apples (whatever you have that you need to move out!), peeled, cored and quartered
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup apple juice
2 Tablespoons butter (optional, I leave it out since I am dairy free)

Mix all into a 6-8qt crockpot on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours. Stir and break apart apples as much as you desire the chunkiness (I used a potato masher). It can be served warm or chilled. Yumtastic!