How to Make Homemade Applesauce

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If you’re looking for a fall food favorite that’s simple to make while still encapsulating the essence of the season, then you’re best bet is homemade applesauce. Requiring a mere five ingredients, this recipe is as easy as it is delicious.

What you’ll need:

  • 4-6 apples (I use Cortland apples myself, but any red variety of apple will do.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • A sprinkle of nutmeg

Directions:

  • Peel your apples and cut them into cubes.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large pot or slow cooker.
  • If using a large pot, cook on medium heat for twenty minutes, or until apples become soft. Mash with a fork if necessary or until desired texture is achieved.
  • If using a crock pot, cook on low heat for 2-6 hours. (Cater the cooking time to your preferred texture of applesauce.)
  • Enjoy immediately OR store is a freezer-safe container and enjoy up to a year later!

The perfect fall addition to your Thanksgiving Day menu!

*This recipe has been adapted by the author, but the original recipe was retrieved from AllRecipes.com.

How to Cook Butternut Squash in the Slow Cooker

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To me, butternut squash is everything you could ever want in a vegetable. It’s versatile, beautifully colored and rich, making it the perfect ingredient for fall and winter cooking.

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While using it as the main component of a soup or casserole is a fan-favorite idea, there is nothing quite like a simple recipe, allowing you to truly enjoy the flavor of the squash.

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Having grown butternut squash in our garden this year, I was really looking forward to enjoying the rich and satisfying taste of the squash without loading it up with cream, butter or cheese.

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That being said, one of the easiest ways to cook butternut squash is in the slow cooker. check out the easy technique below:

  1. Peel your squash and cut it into cubes.img_0737
  2. Place the cubes in your slow cooker.
  3. Mix in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Add kosher salt and ground pepper to taste.
  5. Cook on high for two hours or low for four hours.
  6. Enjoy!