Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn’t get easier than using your slow cooker!!
Crock Pot Applesauce
Nothing beats homemade apple sauce, making it in the crock pot is easy and your house will smell divine while the apples and cinnamon simmer all day long. The hardest part about making this sauce is peeling the apples (which is not hard at all!). I love using it in my homemade Applesauce Nut Bread, or with Pork Chops and Apple Sauce, so good! And for a more concentrated sauce with a longer shelf life, you may also like this Slow Cooker Apple Butter recipe.
How Do You Make Homemade Applesauce?
Start with apples. I love using a variety of apples to make applesauce, for this recipe I used eight different apples; Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, Macous, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, and Granny Smith. Gravenstein, McIntosh, Jonagold and Jonathan would also be great options.
I use just a touch of sugar, but if your apples are sweet and you wish to make apple with no sugar, it will still be delicious.
And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!
How To Make Applesauce
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Crock Pot Applesauce
- 8 medium apples, Use a combination of Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, etc.
- 1 strips of lemon peel - use a vegetable peeler
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 inch cinnamon stick
- 5 teaspoons light brown sugar, unpacked (you can leave out for sugar-free)
- Peel, core, and slice the apples.
- Place them in the slow cooker.
- Add the cinnamon stick, lemon peel, lemon juice and brown sugar.
- Set crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours.
- Stir apples occasionally, apples will slowly become a delicious applesauce.
- Remove cinnamon stick and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth or if you prefer a chunky sauce, leave sauce intact.
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