Crock Pot Applesauce

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Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn’t get easier than using your slow cooker!!

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.

Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!

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

Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!! Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!

Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!

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Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!
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Crock Pot Applesauce

55 Cals Protein 15 Carbs Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 15 mins
Yield: 12 servings
COURSE: Sauce
CUISINE: American
Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 3 cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 55kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g
WW Points Plus: 1
Keywords: apple sauce recipe, crock pot apple sauce, homemade apple sauce, how to make apple sauce, recipes for apples, slow cooker apple sauce

Crock Pot Applesauce – Homemade apple sauce doesn't get easier than using your slow cooker!!

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261 comments

  1. I have made this for years to can or freeze. If you make sure each apple has a red skin, your applesauce will be pink.

  2. Been looking for a crockpot applesauce that I could can. Can this be safely canned?

  3. This is perfection. I am never going back to store bought applesauce.

  4. I needed to add one cup water. I am not sure why. Used Fuji apples.

  5. I didn’t Have any cinnamon sticks so I used 2 tsp ground ( I love cinnamon).
    It tastes delicious. It was easy and well worth the wait.

  6. Easy and delicious. A perfect way to use all the apples from the local apple orchard.

  7. This was the perfect side dish to the roasted pork I served for dinner tonight. I am so excited to make your apple sauce nut bread in the morning! Thanks for another great recipe

  8. Who knew applesauce could be so good AND easy?! We had ours “chunky” style, right out of the crockpot (with no added sugar). I used 7 different types of apples. My husband shopped with me and gave me the ‘side-eye’ look as I picked one each out and put in our cart 🙂 But I did like having the different flavors.

    Had some at dinner tonight. Will use the remaining in morning oatmeal and as a snack . I’m sure we won’t have any left within a couple of days.

  9. Sounds like a very delicious recipe is the storage life in Mason jars and how long?

  10. I made this recipe yesterday and it’s a keeper. My son lives strawberry flavored applesauce, how can I add strawberries and keep the recipe tasting so good?

  11. I have this in the slow cooker now! I would love to be able to freeze some of it… how do you think it would be best to do this?

  12. Made it with only a few large granny smith’s and added an extra spoonful of brown sugar. I cooked mine for 3 1/2 hours and then blended it in my blender to make it extra smooth, I used ground cinnamon and bottled lemon juice but still tasted great!

  13. I am wondering if the apple sauce needs to be refrigerated once done? I was thinking of sending some during the quarantine, but I want to make sure it will be acceptable to eat.

  14. What happens if u don’t have cinnamon sticks jut plain cinnamon

  15. This recipe is so simple and delicious.  Thank you!

  16. Made this and it is so delicious! Devoured two crock pots worth in 2 days! A hit!!!!

  17. Oh my goodness, this is delicious.  I used pink lace, Fuji and gala apples. I will make again for sure!!!

  18. If I don’t have a cinnamon stick how much ground cinnamon should I add?