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Slow-Cooker Chai Applesauce – Recipe!

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Applesauce is a naturally sweet treat that is great served as a side dish with roasted meat and chicken, but it’s also delicious as a healthy snack.  We tend to view applesauce as a child’s food and not something grown ups would enjoy, but homemade applesauce is something totally different – a creamy puree of apples and spices that has been slow-cooked to perfection.

Chai is a popular Indian flavor that many enjoy drinking as a tea, but Chai can enhance several different foods.  Adding a mix of spices like cardamom, cinnamon and coriander to name a few, creates a warming taste that is delightfully balanced and very aromatic.

The slow-cooker is an easy place to prepare a big batch of homemade applesauce – just slice several cups of apples, add a little sugar along with the spices, and in a few hours fresh Chai Applesauce is ready. You can eat this warm or cold or use it as a topping on yogurt, oatmeal or ice cream.  It also pairs nicely with savory foods like pork loin and fried chicken.

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10-12 medium apples – washed, peeled and sliced thinly

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon coriander

1/4 teaspoon allspice

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup apple juice

1/2 cup water

(Makes about 1 Quart)

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To Prepare:

1.  Add apples, sugar and dry spices to slow cooker.  Pour in apple juice and water, toss mixture until combined.

2.  Set slow-cooker to high and cook for 6 hours.

3.  Remove lid and whisk applesauce together.  Using a hand blender, puree applesauce until mostly smooth (I like to leave mine a little chunky for some texture).  If you don’t have a hand blender, puree two-thirds of mixture in a blender and combine with remaining sauce.

4.  Pour applesauce into a bowl or container and chill in refrigerator for several hours, or serve warm with something savory.  Enjoy!

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