Friday, October 28, 2011

Day 28

Today's dish was both a success and a failure.  The failure was that the dish was supposed to look like this:

recipe and picture here

 instead it looked like this:
So instead of getting stuffed baked apples, I got applesauce.  Good thing it tasted amazing!  Another bonus, it made the house smell very fall-ish.  Like I had been baking all day :)

Slow Cooker Applesauce
6 small McIntosh apples
1/4 cup backed brown sugar
1/4 cup walnuts
2 tablespoons raisins (I used golden raisins and currents)
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup water

Core apples, leaving bottom intact, with a paring knife.
Place apples in a single layer in slow cooker
Stir together all the other ingredients, minus water and orange juice and spoon into cored apples.
Pour orange juice and water over apples
Cover and cook on high for 3 hours. 
If your apples completely fall apart, like mine did, stir well and pull out the whole skins (or just mash them up too if you like the texture).

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