This time of year in WNY is gorgeous! It's places like this that make people love Fall. Leaves are changing color, trees are filled with apples, and the evenings get just cool enough to allow you to enjoy a warm soup or casserole at the end of the day.
Dan went hunting the other day and had no luck. But he did bring back a bag of apples for me. I took 12, and made this apple sauce. It was amazing! I am going to collect as many as I can and make a bunch of bags to freeze for winter.
This recipe can be altered to taste. Feel free to use sugar over honey, no spice, more spice, more or less to sweeten, etc. I used apples that were naturally sweet already.
Easy Crock Pot Apple Sauce
12 medium sized sweeter type of apples (not tart)
1/2 cup warm water
1 TB honey
3/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of ground clove (about 1/16-1/8 tsp)
pinch of nutmeg (about 1/16-1/8 tsp)
-Peel, core, and quarter apples
-Toss in crock pot
-Dissolve honey in water and pour in crock pot
-Put spices in
-Cook covered on low for 6 hrs
-Stir vigorously with a fork
-If you want to, you can buzz it up in blender, but I found no need as my apples
were cooked very well after 6 hrs.
-Allow to cool before storing in fridge or freezer