After making this sauce, I made some tweaks to the original recipe that I used (although it turned out delicious, I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to these things). I used a 3.5 quart slow cooker and filled it with sliced apples. Here is my recipe:
10-12 cups cored, peeled, sliced apples (I used Macintosh)
1 - 1.5 cups cups water (more apples, more water... I used 2 cups, would use less next time)
1.5 tsp cinnamon (I used more cinnamon than the original recipe called for and I'm glad I did!)
1/2 tsp nutmeg (I did not use this time, would add for flavor depth!)
1/2 tsp cloves (I did not use this time, would add for flavor depth!)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1-2 tbsp maple syrup (to taste) **My apples were on the tart side, so once I tasted the final product I added about 1 tbsp. maple syrup to sweeten it a little.
Mix all ingredients together, cook on low for 7 hours. The apples broke down into a wonderful sauce (no need for additional mashing/pureeing!) And it made my house smell wonderful!
This post is linked to:
Healthy 2day Wednesdays http://day2dayjoys.blogspot.com/
Fresh Bites Fridays http://www.realfoodwholehealth.com/2011/09/fresh-bites-friday-september-23-2011/