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Fall: Changing leaves, a crispness to the air, pumpkin pie and our annual autumn family apple picking trip. Oh how I love this season and apple picking with my family has to be the highlight. The kids, The Hubs and I have so much fun making our way through the apple orchard, sampling different varieties of apples and filling our baskets to the brim. We always pick WAY too many apples and for months afterwards I live on Pinterest searching for the best apple recipes.
2 years ago, when Turtle was 6 months old and just starting to eat solid foods, I decided to make applesauce with all of the apples that had started to wither at the end of the season. I searched high and I searched low but I couldn’t find the perfect recipe. What was I looking for? A no muss, no fuss applesauce recipe. I wanted a recipe that took just minutes of active time to make instead of hours. Not finding it I decided to make a recipe on my own.
With my crockpot applesauce recipe all you have to do is wash and core your apples then throw them in the crockpot. Yep, you read that right! No peeling!!! The skin is where all the fiber is so I have you blend the skin into the applesauce after it’s all cooked. Peeling apples? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Standing over a hot stove, stirring your apples until they turn into sauce? Ain’t nobody got time for that either!