First, the giveaway winners….I know you would want to know that first!
The two winners who will be enjoying the Taste of Alabama BBQ are:
Random.org first pick: #16-Charlotte
Random.org second pick: #13-Denise
I will get your prize to you sometime next week! Congratulations! And let us know how you like your sauces!
Now…. This applesauce. Man. Chunky, and oh so easy. Crock pot easy! No kidding. Your kiddos will love it.
Serve it on toast, serve it on pancakes, Smear it on a big old biscuit, on top of some yogurt, or as a side dish with some grilled pork tenderloin. Good stuff. And you know I made mine healthy with Splenda so hubby and I could eat it.
Try it and I am telling you…you will love it. So much more flavor than any you buy in the store and with the apple slices left chunky you are getting the best of both worlds. Like eating apple pie without the crust.
If you want to make it the regular way, just leave out the splenda sugars and use 1/2 to 3/4 cup of regular sugar, and everything else is the same. The recipe below is what I used.
Spiced Chunky Applesauce
12 cups peeled, cored ad thinly sliced apples = recommend using either Fuji or Golden Delicious apples and it will take about 9-12 apples depending on the size of the apple to get 12 cups out of the apples-
(a trick to keeping them from turning brown while slicing all these apples up is have a big bowl of salt water handy and put the thin slices in them as you slice them – won’t turn. You can use this method to slice your apples and put in refrigerator overnight and then pack them for your kiddo’s lunch the next day. Won’t turn. And the salt adds a great flavor to the apple.)
1/2 cup Splenda sugar (or 1/s cup regular sugar if you prefer)
3 Tbsp Splenda brown sugar (omit if you are using regular sugar – I used this to help thicken the sauce)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (I used a little more and you can, too, if you want a little more spice flavor in it-i thought it needed it)
1 cup water
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Fresh ground nutmeg (optional, but I recommend a small bit- sure added just a bit more flavor)
Add apple slices to crock pot. Combine sugar(s) and cinnamon and add to apple slices and stir to coat apples.
Stir in water, lemon juice and the nutmeg if using. Cover and cook on high 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours or on low 5 to 7 hours. Stir for a chunky sauce. Serve hot or cold.
Doesn’t that look good? I let mine cook 6 hours and it is perfect. So good. Try this. I can assure you it will please every member in your family. Enjoy this beautiful weather this weekend!