Wanna make your kitchen smell amazing without baking anything? Then get out your crock pots, because we are going to make applesauce. Yum!This recipe will make quite a bit of apple sauce, so feel free to store in jars and pass it out to friends to enjoy. Unless you do proper canning these should be enjoyed within two weeks.My secret ingredient for awesome applesauce: whiskey! Of course. It's my secret ingredient for cinnamon rolls and apple pie as well. Although I am (obviously) a whiskey kind of gal, you can easily leave it out of this recipe, and it's still super delicious. Overnight (Whiskey) Applesauce, adapted from here.
6-8 lbs baking apples (any variety is fine)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon whiskey (Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey is sweet so it works great here)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of sea salt
Peel and cut up the apples. It doesn't need to be super small pieces, make 6-8 pieces per apple. Combine the apples with all the other ingredients in a crock pot. Just dump it all in. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours (overnight). Once it's ready the apples with be super soft so you can mash them up with a wooden spoon easily, if you want a more traditional applesauce consistency. Warm applesauce is an awesome breakfast or snack. You can also use applesauce in baking (like muffins or cakes, etc.). Make a batch of applesauce this week. Enjoy! xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman
My husband and I made this last night. We substituded the honey whiskey for what we had on hand, Crown Royal Maple. Mmm…so good. Thanks for the recipe!
yumm! oh, i bet this would be so good with caramel vodka too! 🙂
Do you think it could be frozen? I’m assuming it will, but wondering if all the alcohol will cook out?
I was a little skeptical, but I decided to try it because I got a Crock Pot on my birthday (end of september) and I love applesauce.
I did it with Sortilege, a canadian whiskey with maple syrup.
This new receipe was a success ! Thanks for sharing !
WOW! Whiskey and apples, I DEFINITELY will need to try this. Your pics make this look delicious! I’m already salivating (which is a bit of a downer because even if I could make it right now, I would have to wait 8+ hours!!)
Thanks for the recipe!
So this one was exciting to make, I actually didn’t put as many apples and overcooked it by like an hour… the apples became almost caramelized, and the water almost completely evaporated. I mashed them and it is almost a compote, sooo good!
We have been spreading it over toasted bread for breakfast! 🙂
This looks great! I am going to a Québecois inspired potluck on Friday (I am Canadian!) and so replaced the Jack with some Canadian maple whiskey, Sortilège, and so far it smells delicious.
Great recipe, can’t wait to try it. Do you need the slow cooker or could I cook it on low using the stove top instead?
I live in Scotland so we’re all about the winter warmers.
You don’t even need to put it on toast, just in a bowl like you’d have cereal or over porridge or something else stodgy to keep the chill out!
yummy! what a great autumn treat
Tried this and it’s just amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe. too bad we don’t have a crock pot large enough to make more at once. Cheers! <3
This looks all kinds of amazing! Is it OK to simmer it on the stove for a few hours since I don’t have a crockpot?
Oh my goodness, anything with whiskey in it automatically makes it better 🙂
So you just eat applesauce? I’m Australian and I’ve never really encountered that before. On toast for breakfast? How exactly?
Every year we make applesauce for Thanksgiving, so I will definitely need to try this recipe this year. Sounds amazing!
I would never think of using Honey JD in apple sauce so I look forward to trying this out! Thanks for sharing lovely!
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This looks so amazing! Whiskey seems to make a lot of recipes better! 😉
I just made a whiskey apple vanilla pie and it was divine! Can’t wait to try this one! 🙂
I love stewed apples in my porridge on cold, wintery mornings 😀