Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce


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Ahhh…it’s finally FALL!! I am utterly in love with this time of year. I love pumpkin everything, especially a yummy pumpkin muffin while drinking a glass of homemade hot wassail and enjoying the cool weather.

But I also love apple recipes in the fall. There are so many great apple varieties for great prices at the supermarket during the fall months. One great way to use those apples, is by making homemade applesauce.

Have you ever made homemade applesauce in the crock pot? Crock pot applesauce is SO easy. Like, ridiculously easy. Apples plus a few other easy ingredients, only FIVE to be exact. Stick it all in the crock pot and a few short hours later, the most flavorful, delicious applesauce you could ever imagine! So much better than store bought!

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Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours


12 golden delicious apples

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup water

1 Tbsp. lemon juice



Peel and core apples. Cut into fourths and place in crock pot. Toss apples in lemon juice and then add in sugar and cinnamon, stirring to combine. Add in water.

Cover with crock pot lid. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, until apples are very softened. Eat immediately or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Jen Nikolaus

Hi! I’m Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy (YHE). I’m a diet coke fiend, cookbook collector, and all-around lover of food! I’m also a mom to four crazy boys. My blog chronicles my everyday life in a household full of testosterone while also focusing on sharing yummy, healthy and easy (emphasis on YUMMY) recipes that any parent can make!

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  1. Kandie posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:59 am (#

    On my way to the store for apples!

  2. Michelle posted on November 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm (#

    Pinned! Definitely giving this one a try this month!

  3. Helen Garcia posted on October 15, 2015 at 1:42 pm (#

    Hi Jen,
    Would this freeze well? Also I’m making this for my baby and will leave out the sugar and cinnamon, hope its still delicious!

    • Laura Capello posted on October 16, 2015 at 6:54 am (#

      Hi Helen! Yes, you can freeze it – either in ice cubes then in a big plastic bag once they are frozen solid (that way you can take out a portion size for the baby), or in batches in a plastic container or bag. :)

  4. melissa cobb posted on October 22, 2015 at 5:14 pm (#

    I love this idea. I have a huge family and this is simply a lifesaver

  5. Jennifer posted on November 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm (#

    Think I could substitute Cortlands if I have them & keep everything else the same?   Thanks!

    • Laura Capello posted on November 16, 2015 at 8:17 am (#

      I’ve read that Cortlands make a great applesauce, I just haven’t tried yet! :)

  6. Tabitha posted on November 17, 2015 at 8:53 am (#

    I made this last night and it was fantastic! We will definitely be freezing some, so simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Jamie-Lee posted on November 17, 2015 at 7:11 pm (#

    About how many people would this recipie feed? We’re having 15 for thanksgiving dinner and I’m wondering if it will be enough. Thanks. 

    • Laura Capello posted on November 18, 2015 at 7:09 am (#

      This should be enough applesauce for 15 people. :)

  8. Taneisha posted on May 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm (#

    Hi. Will there be a huge difference to leave out the tbsp of lemon juice? 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 7, 2016 at 8:52 am (#

      The acid in the lemon juice helps more with the chemical balance than the flavor. If you’ll eat all the applesauce within a day or so, you can skip it; but if it will be lasting longer than that, you should definitely add the lemon juice in.

  9. Janet posted on September 6, 2016 at 10:40 am (#

    Have some apples to use up; this recipe looks great! Juat wondered – I’d like to make this unsweetened, as is called for in a lot of recipes. Would omitting the sugar be a problem with this recipe? Thank you!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on September 6, 2016 at 11:14 am (#

      Other than being a bit tart, I think this would be excellent without the added sugar! :)

  10. Jami posted on September 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm (#

    I made this today, and it’s so delicious! It was super easy and tastes so good! Thank you!!!