Toddlers are often picky eaters.
I seem to have hit the jackpot in that area! Baby V is super particular about taste and texture so it is very difficult to find foods that he enjoys. It’s even more difficult to find healthy snacks that he will eat.
That’s why I love things like applesauce. It’s great for a cool day, easy (and cheap!) to make, and is always a crowd-pleaser. Right now it is the end of peach season and the beginning of apple season so it is a great time to stock up on both of these fruits. Plus, they are always tastier and cheaper when they are in season.
I got this awesome Mix ‘n Match Apple-Peach-Plum Fresh Fruit Box (though I chose just apples and peaches) from Kauffman’s Fruit Fruit Farm and I can honestly say these are the best peaches I have EVER tasted! Super juicy, soft, and extra sweet. It made this recipe even better!
Check out this box! (And that’s just half of the apples!)
I also could have chosen plums or more peaches, but I just love having three varieties of apples. It really makes a difference!
This Peach Applesauce is made 100% in the crockpot, so it is an easy, no mess recipe that can be made with little supervision (perfect if you have a toddler or two!)
I like to use a nice variety of apples (green, red, and yellow) to give the applesauce a nice flavor that isn’t too sweet but just tart enough. For this recipe I chose Honey Crisp, Summer Rambo and Golden Supreme.
Please note: I am partnering with Kauffman’s Fruit Farm as a blog ambassador. I have received these Kauffman’s Fruit Farm products for free; however, all opinions remain my own.
- 15 Apples (of varying kinds – I used Honey Crisp, Summer Rambo and Golden Supreme).
- 6 Peaches
- 2 cups of water
- Peel and core apples, then slice into small chunks.
- Slice peaches into small chunks and remove the pit. (I left the skins on and the recipe worked just fine)
- Put apples, peaches, and water into a large crockpot
- Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours (longer if your peaches are more hard than soft)
- Mash with a potato masher, or add to food processor (once cool!), or even blend with egg beaters (I chose this method)
- Serve warm or cold
That’s it! Easy as 1-2-3!
Since this recipe makes SO MUCH, I froze 3/4 of the batch for later in the year. I’ve thawed a few containers so far and it seems to freeze really well.