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(Crockpot) Pizza

In searching for a crock pot dish, there are many ways to go.  There are always your typical dishes along with a few quirky choices, lots of meat, TONS of chicken, and even a few desserts!  When I wasn’t finding anything that really screamed my name I decided to quit searching and go with a dish I have had a quite a few times, as it is a regular on the menu at my in-laws.  It is very easy and everyone likes it.  It is also very customizable because you can add any additional ingredients that you like.  Imagine it as a pizza you are topping.  You could add peppers, onions, olives, anchovies, canadian bacon, and the list goes on and on!
Now I do have a disclaimer to make… My in-laws (along with other recipes that I saw) cooked their noodles first and then layered them in the crock pot to heat through.  I, however, always look for the easiest way to use as few dishes in the kitchen as possible.  I recall making crock pot lasagna a few times and not having to cook the noodles first.  So I thought why not apply this method to the Crock Pot Pizza.  So I did, and while the flavor was fantastic it was a little drier than I prefer (not everyone thought that so it may just be personal preference).  So I have two solutions for you… You can either use the extra dishes and cook the noodles ahead of time, which also shortens the cooking time.  OR you can check your dish about 30 minutes before it finishes, and if need be, add more sauce.  Allowing it to only cook enough to heat it through and incorporate into the dish.  So there you have it… and whichever way you choose, I don’t think you will be disappointed. 
 {Crockpot} Pizza
by Megan {Crumbs and Chaos}
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Ingredients
  • 16 oz NOODLES, we used shells but you could use penne or any short pasta
  • 1 lb ITALIAN SAUSAGE
  • 32 oz jar SPAGHETTI SAUCE
  • 1 pkg PEPPERONI MINIS
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ITALIAN SEASONING
  • 2 cups MOZZARELLA CHEESE
Instructions
Brown sausage, drain. Add spaghetti sauce, pepperoni, and Italian seasoning. In crockpot, mix together, noodles, sauce mixture, and mozzarella cheese. Cook on low for 4 hours. About 30 minutes before finished, check to make sure that it isn’t too dry. You may need to add additional sauce.
*If you want this to be done faster, you can cook the noodles al dente before adding to the crock pot. Then cook until heated through and cheese is melted.
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Crockpot Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches

Lately I have been in search of some easy dinners with the fresh taste of Spring.  This recipe hit the spot. I had it tagged on Pinterest for a long time but I just finally tried it and I am glad that I did.  I put the chicken on a bun but you could use a pita, a wrap or even on top of a bed of romaine lettuce.  My husband said it was “top notch” and he would definitely eat it again so that is always a good sign.  I can’t wait to make this again.

We served this with fresh asparagus.

Crockpot Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches

by Emily {Crumbs and Chaos}
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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of your favorite caesar dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 4-6 hamburger buns
Instructions
Place chicken in crockpot with 1-2 cups water. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-6 hours.
Remove chicken with slotted spoon and drain water from crockpot. Place chicken on cutting board and shred, discarding any fat.
Place chicken back into crockpot and add dressing, cheese, parsley, and pepper over top. Stir until mixed evenly. Cover and cook on high heat for 30 minutes or until mixture is hot.
Spoon mixture onto bun and top with lettuce.
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(Crockpot) Cafe Rio Chicken

The easiest and most flavorful chicken I’ve ever made in a crock pot – Cafe Rio Chicken is the perfect filling for tacos, enchiladas and burritos!
It’s February already?!  How can that be?  Well, happy February to you all.  We have a few crockpot recipes lined up for you throughout this fabulous month.  It’s definitely time to put that quiet, little kitchen appliance to work.
I adore all of the flavors of Mexican food, which is why this recipe caught my eye.  It was amazing and could be used for so many different meals – tacos, burritos, nachos, burrito bowls or quesadillas.  I loved this because it wasn’t a spend-all-day-in-the-crockpot meal, it was ready in 4 hours.  It’s a smaller quantity so it fits great in a 3 quart crockpot
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We enjoyed this in tacos made with corn tortillas and topped with cheese, avocado, cilantro, green onions, sour cream, shredded cabbage and hot sauce.  To me that is heaven on a plate!
(Crockpot) Cafe Rio Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. CHICKEN BREAST
  • 1 cup ZESTY ITALIAN DRESSING
  • 1/2 Tablespoon MINCED GARLIC
  • 1 packet RANCH DRESSING MIX
  • 1/2 cup WATER
  • 1/2 Tablespoon GROUND CUMIN
  • 1/2 Tablespoon CHILI POWDER

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
  3. Shred and serve how ever you like - as filling for tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas or burrito bowls, etc.
  4. It is easy to double or triple this recipe and freeze the extras.
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(Crockpot) Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce

Imagine coming home from the hospital with something simmer in the crockpot for dinner…that is exactly what happened last September when we arrived home with Bennett.  My mother-in-law had put dinner in the crockpot when she was here watching our other son.  I have since made this recipe several times and have always enjoyed it.  Crock pots are awesome and I seldom have a crock pot recipe that doesn’t turn out.  Enjoy this one on a cold winter day!
(Crockpot) Pork Chops with Mushroom Sauce

by Emily {Crumbs and Chaos}
Keywords: slow-cooker entree mushrooms pork
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Ingredients
  • 4-6 boneless pork chops
  • 1 can mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1- 4oz. can sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons quick cooking tapioca
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 beef bouillon granules or 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, optional
Instructions
Place pork chops in slow cooker.
Combine remaining ingredients and pour over pork chops.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Serve over rice or noodles.
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(Game Day) Crockpot Reuben Dip

If you love reuben sandwiches, you will love this dip.  It is a perfect addition to any tailgate party.  My husband tried this dip at work recently and it was hit so we shared it with a few friends the following weekend for game day.  We often have people over to watch our favorite college team and we have found over the years that we want great food but not a lot of work.  Who wants to be busy in the kitchen while everyone else is watching the game?  So this one really hit the spot.  You can prepare before everyone arrives.

Crockpot Reuben Dip
1 cup Sauerkraut, drained
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
1 (8oz.) package Swiss cheese, shredded
6 oz. corned beef, diced
2 Tablespoons Thousand Island dressing (use more if you like more of that flavor)
Drain and rinse sauerkraut, mix with cream cheese and Swiss cheese.  Add diced corned beef and dressing.  Heat on low until cheeses are melted, stirring occasionally to blend all the ingredients.  Serve warm with crackers or cocktail rye bread.

{Crockpot} Sunday Chicken


Sunday Chicken can actually be enjoyed any day of the week.  My sister gave me this recipe a few years ago and we have made it quite a few times.  I love when you can throw all your ingredients in the crockpot and 6-8 hours later you’re ready to enjoy.

Sunday Chicken

4-6 Chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 packet onion soup mix 
1- 8oz. sour cream

Turn your crockpot on (low for 8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.)

Put in the chicken breast. I put mine in frozen and if they’re good size chicken breasts I would use 4 and if they’re smaller use 6.

Add both cans cream of chicken soup and onion soup mix packet.

Leave in crockpot for up to eight hours.  (If you’re around, stir occasionally.) 

About a half hour before serving stir in the sour cream.

Great with any side…rice, potatoes, veggies…etc.

{Crockpot} Everyday Company Beef

Can anyone say YUM?!?!  This is a fantastic crock pot recipe that I received from my mother-in-law. Of course it is pretty easy like most crock pot recipes.  We served it over noodles and it was delicious but we have also had it over rice and that was good too.  The longer you can cook this the better so think of 10 hours as a minimum.  Prepare in your crock pot the night before and then just start it when you wake up!  


This is the kind of recipe that warms your soul when you walk in the door after a long day; that is my favorite part of crock pot recipes that you can smell them cooking all day!  I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe on a cold winter day (or any day for that matter).


Everyday Company Beef

3 lbs. stew beef, cubed
1 can cream mushroom soup
1 container sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 c red wine
1 envelope dry onion soup mix

Combine all ingredients in greased slow cooker. Cover.
Cook on low 10 hrs.

Serve over noodles, mashed potatoes or rice.

Enjoy!

{Crockpot} Chicken Tortilla Soup

We want you to grasp the usefulness of the little round appliance that you received as a wedding gift.  It does amazing things…if you plug it in.
I know life gets busy with work, school and play.  If you do a little pre-planning, there can be a dinner on your table without hitting your local drive thru.  The beauty of the crockpot is that it saves time, you just have to toss it all in, flip the switch, leave the house and come home to the wonderful smell of dinner.

You can find chicken tortilla soup on quite a few restaurant menus these days and when my friend, Emily, made this soup and it got rave reviews from her husband as “an authentic tasting soup from his Mexican childhood.”  It sounded like a winner and I couldn’t refuse the opportunity to make it and share it with you.
{Crockpot} Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 lb. CHICKEN, cooked and shredded
1 can (14.5 oz.) DICED TOMATOES
1 can (10 oz.) ENCHILADA SAUCE
1 medium ONION, chopped
1 (4 oz.) can DICED GREEN CHILES
2 cloves GARLIC, minced
1 cup WATER
2 cups CHICKEN BROTH (or use 1 14 oz. can instead)
1 teaspoon CUMIN
1 teaspoon CHILI POWDER
1 teaspoon SALT
1/4 teaspoon BLACK PEPPER
1 (10 oz.) pkg. FROZEN CORN
1 Tablespoon fresh CILANTRO, chopped

Pour tomatoes into crockpot, lightly mash tomatoes using potato masher.  
Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

Garnish with tortilla chips or strips.

Slightly adapted from food.com

Crockpot Italian Sausage and Peppers

I can tell that I am already getting the itch for a new season because I am starting to break out some recipes that I usually only do in the fall and winter. This is a new recipe but one of my favorite kitchen appliances, especially in the fall and winter, is the crockpot. I love it for many reasons but mainly because it is easy to start dinner and then forget about it. This recipe is a new one I found but I got two thumbs up from Jason and Jack so I know it will stay in our recipe book. Another great thing about the crockpot is most recipes you can make the night before and then stick the crockpot in the fridge and just turn it on in the morning. This saves a lot of time the next day and who doesn’t love coming home to the smell of dinner.

Ingredients: (Looks like a long list but most of this you probably have in your pantry)

2 lbs. sweet or hot Italian sausage
2 yellow onions
1 each green, red, and yellow bell pepper, cut into 2″ pieces
2 bay leaves
4 cloves garlic, minced
14 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
6 oz. can tomato paste
1/2 cup dry red cooking wine or water
1 T. dried parsley
1/2 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. dried basil
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
rice or pasta to serve with

Cook sausage in heavy skillet over medium heat until browned. Layer half of the onions on the bottom of 3-4 quart crockpot, then add half of the peppers. Add all of the browned sausage, then the rest of the onions and peppers. Add bay leaves and garlic.

Combine diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and red wine in a small bowl and mix well. Pour over mixture in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

One hour before mixture is done, mix together parsley, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Add to crockpot and stir well. Cover and cook for one more hour until sausage is throughly cooked and vegetables are tender. Serve over rice or pasta. Serves 8.

This recipe was adapted from here.

Notes:
* The recipe calls for turkey sausage but it wasn’t available at the grocery store I was at. This would make the recipe healthier if you want to try it.
* I cooked mine for a total of six hours, so five and then add additional spices and add one more hour. The veggies were really done so maybe even go a little shorter but we loved it anyway.
* It suggests serving with rice, we used whole wheat linguine pasta and it was awesome.
* Lastly, another favorite product of mine is the crockpot liners. These make clean up so easy!

Tomorrow we plan to try the leftovers on a hoagie bun with melted provolone cheese. I will let you know how this turns out. My mom suggested this and I thought it sounded great. We are always looking for ways to use leftovers for a different meal!

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{Crockpot} Hot Fudge Brownie Cake

So we have given you a week’s worth of crock pot meals, but what is missing??  That’s right!  A CROCKPOT DESSERT!  This Hot Fudge Brownie Cake is a gooey chocolatey addition to any meal.  It is easy to assemble, takes about 2 1/2 hours to complete, and is perfect served with vanilla ice cream.

HOT FUDGE BROWNIE CAKE
Printable Recipe Here

Ingredients

For Bottom Layer
2 cups BROWNIE MIX
1 EGG
1 tablespoon VEGETABLE OIL
1/4 cup WATER
1/3 cup MILK CHOCOLATE CHIPS

For Topping
1/2 cup BROWN SUGAR
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
3/4 cup BOILING WATER


Directions
Combine all bottom layer ingredients.  Pour batter in the bottom of a greased crockpot.  Mix together topping ingredients, completely dissolving sugar and cocoa in boiling water.  Pour over batter.  Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Turn off slow cooker and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.  Spoon into bowls with vanilla ice cream.  ENJOY!

{Crockpot} Black Bean and Salsa Chicken


I will be honest and tell you that when I first received my crockpot I was less than thrilled.  I was only 21 years old and got it for Christmas from my sister and thought that I would never use it!  It seemed pointless!  She included a crockpot cookbook and I soon discovered that I was wrong!  It is wonderful and very useful!  I just made this meal last week and when I got home from work the smell of dinner hit me as I walked through the door and I found myself wondering why I don’t use it more!

This meal tastes a lot like the Black Bean and Salsa Soup, that we love.  We serve it with warm tortillas (or tortilla chips) and sometimes Spanish rice. 


BLACK BEAN AND SALSA CHICKEN
Ingredients
2-4 BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS
1 cup CHICKEN BROTH
1 cup SALSA
1 can (15 oz) BLACK BEANS, drained
1 can (15 oz) CORN, drained
1 pkg TACO SEASONING
1/2 cup SOUR CREAM
SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE, as much or as little as you like

Directions
In a greased crockpot place chicken breasts.  Stir in chicken broth, salsa, black beans, corn, and taco seasoning.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.  Then remove chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a serving platter.  Stir in sour cream and cheese, pour sauce over chicken and serve.  ENJOY!
 

Reasonable Eats ‘Crockpot Edition’ – Mama’s Italian Chicken

I love our Wednesday specials this month because I am always trying to find healthy, easy recipes that taste good.   When I tried this recipe a couple of weeks ago my husband said, “This is the BEST chicken ever, can we have this for dinner at least once a week?!??!”  That is how you know recipe is good when your family loves it and you won’t believe how easy it is.  The picture is deceiving making it look like just plain chicken but it is so moist.  You could easier turn this chicken into sandwiches or use it for tacos  or something that calls for shredded chicken.



Mama’s Italian Chicken

4 Boneless, Skinless chicken breast halves
1 pkg. dry Italian Dressing mix
1 can chicken broth

Place chicken in greased slow cooker (or use a slow cooker bag).  Sprinkle with salad dressing mix.  Pour chicken broth over the top.  Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low heat for 8-10 hours.  Makes 4 servings.  Serve with noodles or rice.

Enjoy!

Recipe from 101 Things to do with a Slow Cooker

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Fabulous inspiration from the last party:

 

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Cinnamon Sugar Dutch Baby from Half Baked Harvest

 

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{Crockpot} Chicken & Stuffing from Semi Homemade Mom

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Chocolate Cookies Stuffed with Vanilla Salted Caramel from DJ’s Sugar Shack

 

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Meaty Pasta Bake from Love Bakes Good Cakes

 

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Spoon Herb Rolls from Food Done Light

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Fabulous inspiration from last week:

 

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Conversation Heart Cocoa from Smart School House
30 Healthy Crockpot Dinners 30 Healthy {CrockPot} Dinners from Semi Homemade Mom

 

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Enchilada Soup from Vegetarian Casserole Queen

 

peanut butter & jelly mini donuts Peanut Butter and Jelly Mini Donuts from Shaken Together

 

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5 on Friday: Easter Brunch

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When we were growing up, we would go to our Grandma’s house for brunch on Easter.  Nowadays we enjoy Easter dinner rather than brunch, but that’s not to say I don’t have ravenous children hounded me for food the moment they wake up.  I’m considering these Pull Apart Lemon Rolls to tide us over ’til lunch. Here are a few ideas for your breakfast or brunch on Easter or any other morning this holiday weekend.

 

ham-and-gouda-bake-1 Ham, Gouda and Potato Bake for the crockpot from Kitchen Meets Girl

 

french toast kabobs French Toast Kabobs

 

Overnight-Caramel-Pecan-Cinnamon-Rolls Overnight Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls from Mom on Timeout

 

ham&cheesecrois Ham & Cheese Croissants

 

angelfood-2-2 Angel Food French Toast from How Sweet It Is

 

Need even more inspiration?  Check out my breakfast pinterest board…

 

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Fabulous inspiration from last week:

Crockpot Cola Chicken 2 {Crockpot} Cola Chicken from Semi Homemade Mom

Mini Almond Tarts 07 Mini Almond Tarts from SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl

nut and granola bites Nut and Granola Energy Bites from A Finn in the Kitchen

Peanut-Butter-Cookie-Hummus-032a Peanut Butter Cookie Hummus from Peanut Butter and Peppers

We also featured a few Sweet Easter Treats from last week’s party in this week’s 5 on Friday.

 

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{Crock pot} Steel-Cut Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Steel Cut Apple Cinnamon Oats

I love oatmeal and you know around here we love BREAKFAST!  Also, I love to have something quick and healthy for my family to eat in the morning as that is usually a crazy time for me with three small children.  Searching the internet for healthy breakfast options a few weeks ago and I came across a recipe for oatmeal you make in the crockpot.  It sounded so intriguing to have a meal ready when we woke up in the morning.

This recipe uses steel-cut oats which are not as processed as your typical oatmeal so they fill you up and take longer to digest helping you to feel full longer.  I love the texture and chewiness this recipe gives.  There is also added fiber and nutirents by adding flax seed or chia seeds.  I use chia seeds because there is no need to grind them. I bought the at Trader Joe’s but I believe you can get them in many grocery stores.

As noted in the original recipe she recommends that you try this recipe during the day sometime so that you can make sure to know how long it will cook in your crock pot.  7 hours seemed to work for me.

Then after the first meal with this oatmeal I portion up the rest and it’s ready to warm up and eat the next morning or two.  Enjoy this delicious hot breakfast on a cold, winter morning!

[Crock pot] Steel-Cut Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel cut oats
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter, cut into a couple chunks (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (You could also use ground flax)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 crock pot liner (optional but makes clean up so easy)
  • Optional garnishes: Nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter

Instructions

  1. Coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray or use crock pot liner.
  2. Add all ingredients except toppings to crock pot and stir.
  3. Cook on low for about 7 hours.
  4. Spoon into bowls and add additional toppings, if desired.
  5. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Freezes well.
  6. Recipe can be doubled in larger crock pot. Increase cooking time 1 hour.
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More fabulous breakfast ideas…

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal Cups

Breakfast Pizza

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

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Let’s Review: Appetizers

This week we have shared Cream Cheese Sausage Balls w/ Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce, Spicy Cranberry  Cream Cheese Dip, Everything But The Potato Dip and Creamy Crab and Red Pepper Dip.  Fabulous new additions to our ever growing list of appetizers.  Here are a few more of our favorites…

Asiago Artichoke Dip


Mini Pigs-in-a-Blanket


Black Bean and Corn Salsa


Healthy Bean Dip


Taco Dip

Yes, that list is making me incredibly hungry!  Join us tomorrow as we share our favorite posts from 2011!

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Fabulous Inspiration from last week:
 Shiny Heart Cookies from Mrs. Fox’s Sweets

 Burgers with Caramelized Onions from Huckleberries and Rain

 M&M Cookie Dough Pretzel Truffles from The Sweet Spot

Crockpot Chicken Tacos from Like Mother, Like Daughter

 Conversation Heart Paper Plate Baskets from This is life… Shaken Together

Super Simple 2-Ingredient Pinwheels from Simple Girl At Home





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Crock Pot Applesauce

Around our house we love applesauce.  I generally purchase the natural applesauce without any added sugar or flavoring but I have never tried to make it myself.  When I came across this recipe and you made it in the crock pot I thought it was a must try recipe.  I am glad I tried it because it turned out so good.  It does have a small amount of brown sugar in the recipe which I may try to omit when I make it again but a lot less sugar than the store bought versions with sugar.   This would be great to give as a gift or freeze it for later use.  After reading the comments on the blog with the recipe I decide that I would use two peaches I had in place of two of the apples.  It added just the right about of added flavor.    Using the recipe below it made one quart size mason jar full.  You could definitely add more apples to make a bigger batch.  Enjoy!

 

Crock Pot Applesauce

by Emily {Crumbs and Chaos}

 

Ingredients
  • 8 medium size apples
  • 1 strip lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 5 teaspoons light brown sugar
Instructions
Peel, core and chop apples. Place in crock pot.
Add sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and cinnamon stick.
Set crockpot to low and cook for 6 hours.
Stir occasionally as the apples slowly turn to applesauce.
Remove cinnamon stick and use immersion blender to create desired consistency.
Can or process as you would other recipes.
Keeps in fridge for up to three weeks.
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Stop by and check out today’s APPLICIOUS recipes:
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Apple Jelly Meatballs from Shaken Together
Apple Spice Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Man Bait Apple Crisp from Bakeaholic Mama
Fried Apples from Chocolate, Chocolate and More
Caramel Apple Cheesecake from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pizza from Bake Your Day
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