On a positive note I do live in the agricultural center of the universe. Spoiled rotten by fresh fruits and veggies year round. Someone keeps bringing all this fruit from their trees at their house to church. Bags and bags of apples, peaches, grapes, flats of Roma tomatoes. Amazing.
Here is what I made today:
APPLESAUCE CROCK POT STYLE
12 cups apple, peeled and sliced (I don't know what kind they are..kinda reddish/green)
1/2 cup sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon
Peel and slice apples, removing seeds and yucky spots. Toss apples in crock pot with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Pour over water and lemon juice. Give it a stir. Cook on low for six hours. After six hours or so give it a stir (I used a flat whisk, which seemed to make it smooth right out) and it should just fall right apart into a big batch of applesauce! How easy was that?