this is an easy and healthy snack or dessert that’s great for adults and kids. i used granny smith apples because their tartness balances out the sweet. it’s great on yogurt with a sprinkle of granola or nuts, warm oatmeal, or ice cream. enjoy!
6-8 granny smith apples, cored & cut into quarters
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
3 Tablespoons sugar or honey (i used coconut sugar but any sugar will do)
sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of ground cardamom (optional)
add all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and mix together. put on high and check after 2 hours and mash with potato masher or inversion blender into big chunks. Cook for another 1 to 2 hours checking after each hour and mashing to your desired smoothness. Add a little additional liquid if needed each time you check on it.