I like applesauce. I don’t like all the crap in store-bought applesauce. I also had way too many “too ripe to eat” apples sitting around and can’t let things go to waste, so I decided to try a version of crockpot applesauce. I scoured all sorts of paleo/non-paleo recipes and then just decided to wing it with my take on the idea. The bananas were totally random (also have a few “too ripe bananas”) and I crossed my fingers it would be good (FYI, they remained on top of the apples, a little shrunk up, and totally brown until blended-don’t be dismayed by their gross look).
It turned out fabulous and I can’t believe how easy it was. Never thought I’d say, “I licked the immersion blender,” ha. Saved lots of fruit from going to waste 🙂
And now, I imagine marinating some meat in it.
Paleo Crockpot Apple-Banana Sauce
- 8 apples, peeled and slice (I had honeycrisp and pink lady)
- 2 bananas
- 1 1/2 C hot water
- 1 TBSP Bourbon Vanilla
- 1/4 C organic, raw maple sugar
- 1 TBSP Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Allspice
- Generous grinding of sea salt
Add everything to the crockpot, turn up high to bring to a boil then turn down and let simmer. I let mine simmer overnight on low. Use immersion blender to blend, right in the crockpot. Made about 10 cups. Enjoy!