So today, I'm sharing a warm-you-up recipe I adapted myself.
Crockpot Cherry Applesauce
1 cup black cherries, stemmed and pitted
1/3 cup brown sugar (does not need to be packed)
2 TB water or apple juice
1/2 or 1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp all spice or nutmeg
When I make crockpot applesauce, I don't always peel the apples. This time I did. I've never tried this with cherries before, and it adds a nice additional layer of flavor. Set your cooker to low and cook for 6-10 hours. My crockpot runs hot, so I set mine on high for 2 hours, then low for 2 more and the consistency was great. I used an immersion blender to smooth out the applesauce. If you like yours more chunky, mash down the fruit until it's pulpy.
This is delicious when it's warm! You can also serve cold, mix in with plain greek yogurt, or top on ice cream.
Do you have any cold weather favorite recipes?