We left the skins on the McIntosh apples to provide texture and color to this favorite fruit dish.
4 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 pounds McIntosh apples, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
6 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup unsalted butter (optional)
How to Make It
Coat a 5-quart electric slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine apples, next 4 ingredients (through juice), and butter, if desired, in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours. Stir until desired consistency. Serve warm or chilled.
Ingredient Tip: For chunkier applesauce, do not mash the mixture after cooking.
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