Homemade Honeycrisp Applesauce

A glass bowl of honeycrisp applesauce served with a spoon. On the side of the bowl is a purple flower.
Photo: Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN

It is my favorite time of year because honeycrisp apples are in season! I first tried a honeycrisp apple about eight years ago thanks to a friend at work, and I was hooked! This is my favorite apple, favorite fruit, favorite snack and possibly my favorite food! But here in Pennsylvania we have this variety fresh from local farms for just a few months. I will show you how to make applesauce so you can enjoy your favorite apples at any time of year.

I simply freeze the applesauce. Personally I use it in baking as a replacement for fat or eggs. This is so ridiculously easy, you may never buy applesauce again.  I chop and core the apples using a corer/slicer/peeler.

Homemade Honeycrisp Applesauce

Makes 2.5 cups

Ingredients

  • 6 honeycrisp apples, peeled and chopped
  • 23 cup water
  • juice from 12 of a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on high for 3 to 5 hours or until desired consistency.

That’s it! You can relax while enjoying the delicious aroma filling your home. There is no need for added sugar, which is a big plus when compared to store-bought varieties.

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Melissa Altman-Traub, MS, RDN, LDN, is an assistant professor of dietetics and freelance writer and speaker. Connect with her on her website, Melissa's Food, and Twitter.