Pink and no sugar added…can this easy Crockpot Strawberry Applesauce get any better?
You guys are going to love this recipe because it’s easy, delicious, and makes a healthy addition to many of our favorite baking recipes.
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This isn’t my typical type of recipe I share with you guys, but there’s a reason to this madness.
I use applesauce constantly in baking. It’s a fun way to get extra flavor in a recipe and frankly it’s easy…and I’m lazy. Applesauce is an easy substitute for eggs in most recipes. (1/3 cup of applesauce equals 1 egg).
But store bought applesauce kind of defeats the purpose of a healthy alternative. It’s often filled with preservatives, sugar and other things.
Well, good news! This strawberry applesauce is easy, low maintenance and requires only 3 ingredients.
I don’t know about you, but I try to meal prep every week. Which normally means that I make at least one recipe in my crockpot. Applesauce is such an underrated snack. People assume it’s just for toddlers but! I strongly disagree.
Applesauce can be used in smoothies, quick breads, muffins, cakes, and as a general egg substitute for eggs.
Materials for CrockPot Strawberry Applesauce
Crockpot (duh) – this is the one I have and use constantly.
Apple slicer – I like this one because it’s affordable and doesn’t take up a buttload of space in your drawers.
Immersion Blender – A great beginner and affordable one. (It’s the one I first got and I loved it)
Food Processor – if you think you’d use a food processor more than the immersion blender, this is a good, affordable starter one.
CrockPot Strawberry Applesauce
- immersion Blender
- 6 red apples peeled and cored
- ¾ cup water
- 2 heaping cups Strawberries
- Peel, core, and slice your apples. Throw them in your slow cooker and add your water and and strawberries.
- Cover and cook on Low for about 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Once your apples are soft enough to poke a fork easily through, take your immersion blender and blend up the apples into a thick puree. If you want your sauce to be thicker, leave uncovered and allow to cook until you have achieved your desired consistency.
- Store in and air tight container for up to two weeks in the fridge or up to a year in the freezer.
Applesauce is a yummy and easy snack. It’s great for your gut health and a 100% guilt free snack. I mean it’s only strawberries and apples…its like a mushed up fruit salad. And salads are the pinnacle of #heath.
But if you’re like a lot of people you may not love eating straight mush (and fo real what’s wrong with you people? Why put the energy into chewing if you don’t have to 😂😂).
Anywho, check out some of these easy related recipes for your Crock Pot and to use your applesauce:
Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
CrockPot Apple Cider
CrockPot Pumpkin Butter
So once you’ve made this yummy Crockpot pink Strawberry Applesauce, take a pic, post it on the gram and make sure to tag me (@handheld_eats)! I love seeing you creations and really, if you don’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?
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