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!