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Servings: 6

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 2

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 360 Minutes

Ready In: 375 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 apples, peeled and sliced (Use a variety–Jonathans, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Suncrisp, and Galas all work well)
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar (or more to taste)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Stack the apples in your crockpot
  2. Shove cinnamon sticks throughout the apples, then spread sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice on top
  3. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours or until apples are brown down
  4. Use a pastry cutter, berry smasher, or immersion blender to smash apples to desired consistency
  5. If they’re still in large chunks, cook for another hour until they’re easier to blend
  6. I like to leave them a little chunkier, but feel free to blend until smooth if you like.Taste the apples
  7. Depending on how sweet the apples are and your own tastes, you may want to stir in additional sugar.Turn off the crockpot, allow to cool to warm or room temperature, then store applesauce in freezer safe bags in the freezer or in the fridge for up to a week.

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