Easy Homemade Applesauce

J and I went apple picking at friend’s house and hauled away a big bag of mixed varieties. We canned a super simple unsweetened applesauce made in a slow cooker to savor for months to come. You’ll just need apples, a cinnamon stick, and a bit of lemon juice.

Peel and core enough of your apples to fill your slow cooker. Add a splash of lemon juice to reduce browning. Add a cinnamon stick and any other spices you may want (nutmeg or anise). Turn the slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours. Give the apples a good stir and they will dissolve into applesauce. Refrigerate in jars or can for the future.