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Super Easy Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Applesauce

I have made the greatest discovery!!!  You can make the best applesauce in the crock pot!!!  How amazing is that!?!  And, it only takes 3 ingredients…Apples, Cinnamon, and Brown Sugar!  Can you tell how excited I am about this one.  Now I don’t have to be the “apple fairy” and drop bags of apples on everyone’s door step in the middle of the night.  I have already made 2 batches of this applesauce in our crock pot at home, and the whole family and neighbors love it!  All I can say is…Make it yourself!  You will love it!


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Ingredients

  • Apples – about 12 if they are store bought…more if they are from a tree in your back yard
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick (optional)
  • 1/3 – 1/2 c Brown Sugar

Directions:

Peel and slice/chop your apples and place them in a slow cooker.  Sprinkle the top of the apples with cinnamon, brown sugar (add up to 1/2 cup if you like your applesauce sweeter), and add cinnamon stick.  The cinnamon is optional.  If you don’t like cinnamon in your apple sauce don’t add it.  Then, add the brown sugar and stir to mix cinnamon and brown sugar in with the apples.  Set your slow cooker on low for 6-7 hours.  I stirred the apples a few times while they were breaking down in the slow cooker.  After the apples are done you can use an immersion blender to mash the apples up.  However, I found that the apples are so soft that all you need is a potato masher, and in 1 minute you will have applesauce!  You can freeze, can, or immediately eat your applesauce!!


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Add the apples to the slow cooker.  Then sprinkle the top with cinnamon, brown sugar, and add cinnamon stick.

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Cook on low in slow cooker for 6-7 hours.  I stirred the apples a few times while they were in the slow cooker.

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Use and immersion blender or potato masher to break down the apples to the consistency you want.


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I put the apple sauce in the Ball Plastic Freezer jars.  You could can, freeze, or refrigerate your applesauce.


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Enjoy!!!

Apple Cinnamon Scones

I absolutely love scones!  The best part is that you can make them whatever flavor you want!  My grandmother left me with a wonderful scone recipe that I have used as a base for all my other scone recipes including this one.  I have been making scones for eons now, and I am always making these apple cinnamon scones.  Since we have a ton of apples from all our trees, I decided it was time to make some of these wonderful scones for breakfast.  This recipe will make 9-12 scones depending on their size.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • heaping 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter…cubed and chilled
  • 1 large apple…peeled, cored and diced or shredded (2 apples if they are small)
  • 1/2 c plus 1-4 T of milk
  • turbinado sugar for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.  Mix dry ingredients well.  Add cubed and chilled butter to the dry ingredients.  Cut in butter with pastry cutter, fork, or your hands.  Add the apple(s) and 1/2 cup of milk.  Now, everyone likes their scones a certain way.  If you like flaky scones you will want to have a dryer dough.  If you like moist almost “cake like” scones add more milk till you get a sticky dough.  Measure 1/4 cup of dough onto a greased baking sheet (I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup), or divide into a scone pan (see picture below).  Gently pat down the rounded scoops of dough.  Then, sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each scone.  Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.  Makes 9-12 scones depending on size.

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Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Mix dry ingredients well.   Add cubed and chilled butter to the dry ingredients.

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Cut in butter with pastry cutter, fork, or your hands.

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Peel, cut, and/or shred your apple (s).  I had to use two apples since they were smaller.

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Add the apple(s) and 1/2 cup of milk. Now, everyone likes their scones a certain way. If you like flaky scones you will want to have a dryer dough. If you like moist almost “cake like” scones add more milk till you get a sticky dough.

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Here is a picture of what my “sticky” dough looks like.

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Measure 1/4 cup of dough onto a greased baking sheet (I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup)

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If you have a scone pan go ahead and use it.  This is what mine looks like, but I didn’t use it this time.

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Gently pat down the rounded scoops of dough. Then, sprinkle turbinado sugar on top of each scone.

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Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.  I baked mine for 13 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.  Scones are best when they are warm, so dig in!!!

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Enjoy!!!!