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Apples, Peaches, make me smile…

Slow Cooker Peach Applesauce RecipeFresh, hot, peach applesauce from the crock pot! Me oh my! This recipe couldn’t be any less trouble, and it’s a delicious side dish or snack.

Crock Pot Peach Apple Sauce
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Serves: 8
 
quick and easy, hot peach apple sauce straight from the crock pot. Try it with a little granola on top!
Ingredients
  • 2.5 lbs apples (about 5 medium)
  • 1 16 oz package frozen peaches
  • 1-2 cups water (or apple cider, if you like it sweeter.)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Peel, core, and slice the apples. Add all ingredients to the crock pot and cook for 1-2 hours on high.
  2. Once the fruit is soft, use a potato masher to crush it if you like chunky apple sauce, or run it through a food mill or ricer if you like it smoother. Chill and refrigerate any leftovers.

 

Apple Chutney Pork Roast

In spite of the name, there isn’t actually any chutney in this recipe. Although a true chutney would have vinegar in it, this tastes pretty darn close to me. This recipe uses staple ingredients that store well, so it’s easy to throw it in the crock pot on a day when you weren’t expecting to need a plan for dinner. If you are out of cinnamon or nutmeg, throw in a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice along with the chili pepper and you should be pleased with the results. You can also make this recipe your own with a hint of coriander or 1/4 cup of dried fruit.

The super quick prep on this recipe along with the “can’t ruin it” flavors also make this a great choice for cooking with kids. My big guy loves to chop apples with his Pampered Chef “kids knife” (I believe there are other types of knives on the market that will cut fruit and aren’t dangerously sharp. One friend says her kid cuts apples with a nylon knife. I don’t have one so I can’t tell you more than that.) And there are only a few spices, which means it’s a great opportunity to practice measuring. (And no one will care if there’s a pinch more nutmeg in there!)

Apple Chutney Pork Roast
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs pork roast (I used sirloin. Pick one with some fat on it so it'll hold up to the long cooking.)
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 3 small cooking apples, cored and sliced (I leave the skins on but you may prefer to peel them.)
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root, grated
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder (if you like more spice try cayenne.)
Instructions
  1. Put the pork roast in the bottom of the slow cooker and put remaining ingredients on top.
  2. Cover and cook four hours on low.
Notes
Slow cooker times vary. Be sure to stick in a meat thermometer and make sure the roast is at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit in the middle. Learn more about Cooking Apples.