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
- 6 honeycrisp apples, peeled and chopped
- 2⁄3 cup water
- juice from 1⁄2 of a lemon
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 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.