Autumn Applesauce in the Slow Cooker

The kids and I decided to make applesauce one Sunday afternoon.  Not only did it make my house smell delicious, it made our dinner a little extra special too.

If you have a slow cooker, this little method is a cinch to make (and the leftovers keep in your fridge up to 3 days!).   Enjoy it as a snack, a side, a breakfast or as an ingredient in something else…just enjoy it :).

This makes about 4 cups of applesauce (or so).

Shopping List
8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into chunks (I used Honeycrisp but Gala or Macintosh work well too)
1 cup water
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

In your slow cooker, combine all 4 ingredients, cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or on high 4 hours.

Remove lid from slow cooker and using a hand mixer, lightly mix the ingredients until they resemble the consistency you like (I like my applesauce a little chunky).  You could also pour the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you reach your desired consistency.

Serve warm or cold.


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  • kelly forbes September 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    This looks really good…definitely adding this to my list of things to try this fall!

  • Melissa September 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    My middle son did this as a class activity last year in kindergarten and the sweet teacher sent the recipe home. This post makes me definitely want to try-yummo!!!

  • Steph @ Three Loud Kids! September 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    yum! I cant wait till it gets a little cooler out so I can make some of this!

  • Kara September 4, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Shay, you read my mind today! A friend gave me some apples from her tree, and I needed a good recipe for apple sauce! Thanks so much! I'm going to make it tomorrow šŸ™‚

  • Megan Watkins September 5, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I want to give you my recipe for applesauce. I haven't tried it in a slow cooker but its fabulous!

    8-10 granny smith apples cored and peeled.
    cover the bottom of the pan in water and add a squirt of lemon juice.

    cook the apples, water and lemon juice mixture on high until the apples are soft enough to mash (usually 5 minutes)

    before mashing I add 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinnamon.

    Mash applesauce and enjoy šŸ™‚

    I adore your blog Shay! Thanks xox

  • Paula September 5, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Do you use more than one size crockpot? I only have one and I feel like smaller dishes like this, they burn if I don't closely watch it.

  • Mix and Match Mama September 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I have two different sized slow cookers but I made this recipe in my large (7 quart) one. It burns if it isn't full enough but this was plenty to make it not burn.

  • Jaren September 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Shay, this looks delicious!!

  • Stephanie Chipp September 8, 2014 at 4:44 am

    We had my in-laws over for brunch this morning, the applesauce was a hit! It was amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  • Anonymous September 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I was excited about making this!!! I made it today and I really enjoyed it. However, my husband said, it had too much cinnamon and my kids (ages 2 and 3) didn't love it. They are huge applesauce fans. Bummer! I always LOVE your recipes, but this one wasn't a hit in our home. :/ I might try it again with more sugar and less cinnamon. Thanks for always sharing!

  • Charlene September 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Made this recipe today with my first grade class! Cant wait to try it this afternoon! Thanks!