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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Crockpot Pumpkin Ginger Applesauce

Are you guys sick of pumpkin spice everything yet?  Too bad!  I have one more thing you're going to want to put the pumpkin twist on...especially those of you sitting on some apples you need to use up!  The most work you'll have to do is prepping the apples.

Here's what you'll need:

Pumpkin Ginger Applesauce (Ten 5 ounce servings)

6 apples (I used 2 honeycrisp and 4 northern spies- use your preference in baking apples!)
1 can organic pumpkin puree (not pie filling!)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
5 slices crystallized ginger
1/2 cup water

Dice the crystallized ginger.

Peel, core and slice the apples.  (Or keep the skin on if you prefer)

Cut into like sized chunks.

Time to go into the crock pot!

Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice and water.

Add the can of pumpkin.

Add 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice.

Add diced ginger.

Give it a stir to incorporate everything.

Set it on low for 3 hours.

Check the consistency of the apples to see if they're ready to mashing.

Cook until largest chunks of apple are fork tender.  When it comes time to finish it off, you can go one of two ways.  Grab your potato masher and take out some aggression.

This will produce a more "rustic", chunky texture to your applesauce.

If you like the smooth, creamy texture of traditional applesauce, break out the immersion blender (affiliate link)  right in the crock pot.  Or turn it off, let it cool for 15 minutes and transfer to your regular blender to puree.

How easy was that!?

Nothing says fall like a nice dish of your apple pickin' labor garnished with some ginger strips.  Yum!

It will keep 7-10 days in the fridge but good luck getting it to last that long.  ;-)  From what I read, you can freeze it too but I can't vouch for it.

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  1. I can vouch for the fact that this is some awesome sauce, LOL! Seriously though, make it, you will love it!

  2. I can't vouch for this recipe but I freeze my regular applesauce and it's fine. I don't even peel the apples, the peels give it a little extra texture, but with my immersion blender they more or less just blend right in to everything else.

  3. Oh this looks so good! I was giving my mom a lot of applesauce in recent weeks to help her with taking her liquid medications -- she would have loved this. I'm going to give this a try to have an "authentic" apple sauce for the season. Thanks for another gem!

  4. I, too freeze my regular homemade applesauce and it works great. Matter of fact, I have a whole ton of it in the freezer right now!


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