The variety of apple is important when using an apple peeler/corer/slicer. Crisp, crunchy apples work very well. We used Gala apples. In the past, we’ve been frustrated with red delicious because they just don’t hold up well going through the peeler.
We put all the apple slices into a crock pot. The students added water, cinnamon and sugar.
The apples cooked on low for about 8 hours. (My house smelled sooooo good, and definitely put me in the mood for Fall!) After they were done cooking, I put them in the blender to puree the sauce a little bit.
Snack reviews were mixed. Many students ate it, but a few were turned off by the brown color of the applesauce. It just didn’t look exactly like the applesauce they buy at the store. My own family polished it off after school, though, and has asked that we make it again.
Have fun playing and learning with your children today.