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**Slow Cooker Applesauce

Slow Cooker Applesauce

  • Cooking Time:

    2 hours
  • Servings:



6 apples (cooking, peeled and quartered)
1/4 c. water
Optional: up to 1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

I first made applesauce at home when my daughter was a baby.  (The baby food version of this is simply apples and water.)  I quickly realized how much better the homemade applesauce was than anything I had ever tasted from the grocery store.  So, I made this “grown up” version of applesauce for my husband and me – and now my daughter (who is no longer a baby) enjoys this version too.  (NOTE: You can add brown sugar if needed for sweetness yet I find that if my apples are ripe enough, no sugar is needed!)

  1. Mix all ingredients in a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and Cook on High for 2 hours or until apples are tender.
  3. Place apple mixture in a blender or food processor and puree until it reaches your desired texture.

Optional: You can double or even triple this recipe, just adjust the slow cooker size so it’s no more than 1/2 – 2/3 full when cooking.

Happy Crocking!

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11 years ago

I just made this and let me say it is wonderful! My son just told me it is amazing! That is a huge compliment from him.

11 years ago

I am making this tomorrow! So excited!! I have only ever made unsweetened cinnamon applesauce on the stove. This sounds SO good though!! Thank you for posting the recipe!

10 years ago

Is there a certain type of apple that this works better with?

9 years ago

Do you have a recipe for this using pears?

Rebecca L.
Rebecca L.
9 years ago

I have some very small apples from a neighbor. Can you tell me about how many cups are your 6 apples peeled and cut up? Thanks!

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