This is my slow cooker before I start it up. The sweetness of the apples is perfect as-is, the only thing I add is a few cinnamon sticks and slow cook for 4 hours (my cooker doesn’t really have a low or high, but the temperature of my cooker is 180 degrees.) Before processing, I remove the cinnamon sticks add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per quart of applesauce. 20 minutes in the canner and we have a healthy snack that keeps my boys happy through the winter.
I’ve mentioned apple peel chips before, but just a reminder that a quick trip through the oven with some cinnamon makes a healthy snack!