Fall is here! The leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and the apples are ready to be picked. Fall really calls for comfort foods. Apple pie, hot cocoa, soups, and stews are all perfect fall food.
This past weekend we picked two giant bags of beautiful, fresh apples. Because my husband and I are doing Whole 30 this month, a pie was out of the question. So I made slow cooked applesauce. I kept it chunky and added a dollop of coconut milk whipped cream and we had a clean apple pie. It was delicious. For the kids, I mashed more and made it smoother. They loved it. My 5 year old is having a bowl for breakfast right now 🙂
Slow Cooker Apple Sauce
8-10 apples (filled my slow cooker 3/4 full)
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1-3 tsp ground cinnamon (adjust to your taste–I personally love cinnamon)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Put all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for about 6 hours.
Mash with potato masher to desired texture.
Top with chopped roasted nuts or coconut milk whipped cream