(This recipe is from their new cookbook, Autumn with Family and Friends)
8 Golden Delicious apples, cored, peeled and cubed
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. water
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker; stir to mix. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours, or on high setting for 3 to 4 hours. When done, stir with a wooden spoon. Gently crush applesauce against side of slow cooker to desired consistency. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
I'll tell you what I've done to the recipe differently. (I don't know if I've followed a recipe to the "t"!) I used Honey Crisp apples because they are our favorite. They are like "apple gold" but this is the only time we can get fresh ones at such a reasonable price. I also don't peel my apples. There are precious antioxidants in that peel and they are rich in phytonutrients. My pumpkin pie spice is always a mounding teaspoon. Those are such rich flavors - cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice. From now through the winter, I add this spice to many things. (It's going on my squash for dinner rather than heavy maple syrup...)
Enjoy the recipe and let me know if you try it! I'd love to hear what you think!