Munchy Monday: homemade apple sauce

I recently started getting weekly fruit & veggie deliveries from www.farmersmarketbaskets.com.  I love it, but have found myself overrun with apples!  I looked at several online recipes for apple sauce, and ended up using a kind of hybrid, though I’m sure this exact recipe exists somewhere.  It’s very easy!  What you need:

10 apples, peeled, cored & chopped (use different varieties of apples for different flavors – I used half Fuji, half JonaGold)
1/4 cup of brown sugar (next time I’ll probably use only 1/8 cup – you don’t need the sweetness so much as the flavor)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of water

Combine all the ingredients in the crock pot and stir them well.  Cook on low for 8 hours.  Use a stick blender to reach the desired consistency once it’s done.  I left mine kind of chunky.  You can also experiment with adding different fruits to the mix.  Very easy and delicious!

Picture from one of the sites where I got recipe ideas, http://cookincanuck.blogspot.com.