Ah, Fall – that lovely season of comfort foods! Okay, so it is December and more like Winter now that I have not finished this post. I promise you that I started it in October and then life got in the way! This is one of my favorites, because it’s so easy to make it suitable for all of my family’s allergies as well as THM friendly! It is Gluten free, dairy free, soy free, wheat free, and nut free!
I had to make a few tweaks compared to the average applesauce recipe to make one that is THM friendly, and this is what I came up with.
Start with a large bowl full of apples. I’d say about 15-20 depending on size.
Rinse/clean off as you wish, then use whatever method of peeling you like. One time I left all of the peels on for this recipe and we realized later that the little slivers of peels turn to jagged knife-like creatures in the crockpot so I would advise against it for your own sanity! If a few peels here and there show up, you mat not notice a difference.
I like to use this combined apple corer/peeler and you can find one similar HERE:
Fill the crockpot 2/3 full with the apple chunks like this:
Then add the rest of your ingredients:
1 Tbs. cinnamon (could use apple pie spice)
1 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1/2 c. water
1/2 cup of Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet (For those of you not familiar with the THM plan, this is a combination of stevia and erythritol ground into a powder and is a heavenly and healthy sugar substitute!) You can order your own Gentle Sweet at my affiliate link Here .
Mix all up and cook on high for 4 hours.
If the resulting applesauce is too chunky for you, you can blend it in a blender to make it smoother. My boys are picky about chunks so I had no choice – had to use the Ninja and they had to push the button! This recipe made 3 jars of cinnamon applesauce.
My helpers celebrated with me! Then we had delicious apple sauce topped grilled chicken that everyone enjoyed! My boys dipped their chicken in the applesauce. My hubby and I used it as a glaze. Do whatever suits your fancy!
Share with your family and tell me what you think!