Rob's mom recently gave us an enormous bag of apples grown by one of her friends.
The apples are amazingly delicious - sweet, tart and firm. I decided to attempt a simple, homemade applesauce, and it turned out better than I could have dreamed. Plus, it's just about the easiest possible thing you can do with apples, save for washing and eating them raw.
Core and slice six apples, or enough to fill your favorite slow cooker. I made this in my small, two-quart cooker and six apples gave me a good start. (You could peel your apples, but I like the texture of cooked apples that stil have their peel.)
Cook 12 hours on low, then core and slice three or enough more apples to fill your slow cooker, as the original apples will cook down quite a bit. (You could also do this sooner into the cooking process.)
Cook 12 more hours. If you're like me and couldn't wait 24 hours to eat some of your delicious, amazing applesauce, add more fresh apples as space becomes available. If that's how it happens, you might want to add more apple pie spice, as well
This was awesome as a dessert on its own, and is also fabulous in oatmeal. It would also be heavenly on top of spice or pound cake, or even ice cream. Yum.