It has been a week of apples here, beginning with a fun filled day of apple picking with friends, and continuing on throughout the days with tons of apple recipes.
We picked a good 20lbs. of apples, so we had lots to bake with. We went to Hackleboro Orchards in Canterbury, New Hampshire. It is completely in the middle of nowhere, and a fantastic place to visit, if you
are ever in the area. They have a tractor ride, goats, chickens, bunnies....
...and fun little wagons to pull your apples, um er, your children in.
My friend Barbara pulled her around, while my husband pulled the 100+ pounds of apples.lol
We baked an apple crumb cake that night, and some apple bread the next day, which was used for french toast (yummmy!!!)
Later in the week, we went for a fun fall walk and returned home for some apple cooking.
A dinner of pork tenderloin with apple slices baked into it, followed by homemade crock pot applesauce.
Want to make your own crock pot applesauce?
It is really easy, and delicious! There is something so rewarding in making your own. It just tastes better, and you know exactly what is going into it, especially if you picked the apples yourself.
Here's what you need:
About 20 average sized apples (peeled and chopped)
3/4 cup of water
About a tablespoon of lemon juice
Cinnamon and sugar to taste
and a potato masher (your applesauce will be a little chunky)
In that wonderful crock pot way, you will set it and forget it!
All ingredients go in, you can adjust the flavor with the cinnamon and sugar, and mash it at the end.
Cook on high for 3 hours and 15 minutes.