Applesauce is so easy to make, you really should give it a whirl if you never have. You may wonder why it has taken so long to DIY!
10 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 11 cups)
¼ cup sugar (optional)
½ cup apple cider (or water)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
In the bowl of a large slow cooker, toss together the apples and sugar. Mix together the apple cider and lemon juice and drizzle over the apples. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours, until very soft, stirring occasionally.
Alternatively, cook for 6 hours on low temperature until very soft and completely transformed to applesauce. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week in refrigerator.