- 6 pounds (2.7 kg) apples, sliced into quarters
- ¾ cup (178 ml) water or apple juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
Place the quartered apples and water/apple juice in a large slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring every hour or so.
During the last few hours of cooking, stir in the seasonings. When the apples are fully cooked, pass the mixture through a food mill to remove skins and seeds. Alternately, you can puree it in a food processor and pass it through a mesh strainer.
Ladle the applesauce into sterilized jars, leaving about ½ inch headspace. Cover with lids and screw on bands. Process in a waterbath for 15 to 20 minutes.
Let cool completely and make sure the jars are sealed before storing in a cool dark place.
Quick Tip: Halve or quarter the recipe for a small slow cooker. The full recipe is for a 16 quart slow cooker.
Thanks to Completely Delicious for this scrumptious applesauce creation!