Despite the quantity of baking posts on my blog, I’m trying to reduce the amount of sugar in my diet this year. I have seen several recipes for crock pot applesauce on the web, but they all call for an addition of brown sugar. I find that honeycrisp apples are so deliciously sweet on their own that using them then reduces, if not removes, the need for sugar. Here’s my take on a skinnier version of crock pot applesauce…a fantastic dessert!
Skinny Crock Pot Applesauce
8-9 Honeycrisp apples (or other sweet apple)
2 Tbsp Cinnamon
1. Peel and core the apples, then chop into large chunks
2. Place all apples in the crock pot and stir in the cinnamon
3. Cook for 4 hours on high, check after 2 hours for taste and add more cinnamon (or brown sugar if preferred)
4. Let cool a bit then purée the apples for a smooth applesauce, or lightly mush for chunkier sauce. I like the chunkier version.