Get out your crockpot; this is a really easy recipe!
Everybody loves applesauce, and homemade applesauce is even better. Best of all, though, is applesauce with a kick of jalapeno or habanero! Impress your entire family with some homemade spicy applesauce. It’s really very simple to make from scratch.
Approximately ten large tart apples, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup sugar (I use Splenda, and you can always add more sugar if your family likes it sweeter.)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2-oz jar of Texas Apple Pepper Jelly – jalapeno or habanero, depending on how “hot” your family likes things.
What to do:
1. Combine cubed apples, sugar, water, and cinnamon in a slow cooker; stir gently. Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours or until apples are tender.
2. Add pepper jelly and stir.
3. Serve. My family prefers their applesauce cold, so I usually put the applesauce in a covered container in the refrigerator overnight. If your family likes warm applesauce, however, just put it in a bowl and let them dig right in! The pepper jelly turns plain ordinary applesauce into a real treat!