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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Vanilla Applesauce * *

Slow Cooker Vanilla Applesauce

  • Cooking Time:

    3-4 hours
  • Servings:



2 lbs. Honey Crisp apples, peeled and cored (can sub your favorite apple)
1/2 c. Apple Cider
2 T. Lemon Juice
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg

Try this Fall-inspired Applesauce as a dessert alternative! Kids and adults alike will love the rich apple flavors!

  1. Peel, core, and slice apples. Place in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker and stir to combine with apples.
  3. Cover and Cook on Low for 3-4 Hours or until apples are easily mashed.
  4. Mash apple mixture with a potato masher, or if you prefer no chunks, use a hand-held blender to puree.
  5. Applesauce will stay good for up to one week in the refrigerator. You can also freeze in individual portions and use as needed.

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Clean eating Vanilla Applesauce

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10 years ago

This recipe looks delicious! Can you use Macintosh apples in place of the Granny Smith?

10 years ago

Kids and I are making this tomorrow! Great web page!

I love the Pyrex dish! I was lucky to find a set of four with the lids at a garage sale.

10 years ago

Can I make this in a 1.5 quart crock?

10 years ago

What is maple sugar? Do you find it with regular white and brown sugar at the store?

Becky Liddle
Becky Liddle
9 years ago

Can this be frozen and used later?

9 years ago

Would maple syrup have the same effect/taste as the maple sugar?

9 years ago

I used honey crisp apples and it was so good. I also used maple syrup instead. Very good. Can’t wait to make some more!

7 years ago

The comments keep referencing sugar but no where in the recipe can I find sugar… was this modified or is it missing an ingredient?

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