I did mine in the crock pot for the first time this year. You can do it just in a pot over the stove but I was a little busy so I figured I would try the slower but less attention intensive way of cooking it.
great thing about making your own apple sauce is that you can control
what goes in it. Last year I made a few flavored varieties this year I
stuck with plain apple sauce but I will included the recipes for the
other flavors at the end.
I almost hesitate to call this a recipe.
apple juice or cider
First you want to peel and core your apples.
Pour about a half an inch of your juice or cider into the bottom on the crock pot or a deep heavy bottomed pot on the stove.
Dump in your apples.
reading up on the details of it as we are talking about preserving food you want to be sure you are doing it correctly.
For some other flavors you can substitute orange juice in the beginning, mix in dried fruit, cinnamon, or other spices, you can add pureed berries near the end for strawberry, raspberry or black berry flavors. Last year I made an orange spice version, and an orange and cranberry, that we had for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.