Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

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  • Crock Pot Applesauce – Made with only a few ingredients and SO delicious! Once you’ve made this homemade applesauce, you’ll never go back to store bought. So easy and fresh!

    During the Fall, I love to make all types of apple recipes. This crockpot applesauce is at the top of my list, along with baked cinnamon apple chips, one pan chicken with applesmini apple muffins and apple cheesecake pie.

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    Homemade applesauce

    Fall is just around the corner!! Can you believe it? I am utterly in love with all things fall. I love pumpkin recipes, but I also love apple recipes too. 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 slow cooker? 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 homemade applesauce you could ever imagine! So much better than store bought!

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    Crock pot applesauce ingredients

    One of my favorite things about this homemade applesauce is that it takes only FIVE ingredients to make!! So so easy.

    • Golden delicious apples
    • Sugar
    • Water
    • Lemon juice
    • Cinnamon (optional)

    How to make slow cooker applesauce

    There is literally nothing easier than this slow cooker applesauce! Just follow the simple steps below to get started. Scroll down for the printable crockpot applesauce recipe.

    1. Peel and core apples. Cut into fourths and place in crock pot. Toss apples in lemon juice and then add in sugar and cinnamon (if desired), stirring to combine. Add in water and then cover with the lid.
    2. Cook homemade applesauce on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until apples are very soft. Allow to cool slightly and then mash with a potato masher or put in the blender for a smoother texture. Store crock pot applesauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

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    How long does homemade apple sauce last?

    I’ve found that my crockpot applesauce keeps in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks. I like to store the homemade applesauce in glass mason jars. I’ll often write the date that I made the applesauce on the lid so that I know how long it will keep, but my family usually eats it right up in a couple of days. ;)

    Additional spices to add to crockpot applesauce recipe

    Cinnamon is typically the main spice that I use when making my homemade applesauce, but you can definitely add a variety if you’d like. Below are a few options.

    • Nutmeg
    • Allspice
    • Pumpkin pie spice
    • Cloves
    • Ground ginger
    • Cardamom
    crock pot applesauce

    Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: homemade applesauce
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
    Total Time: 4 hours
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 128kcal
    Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor
    Crock Pot Applesauce - Made with only a few ingredients and SO delicious! Once you've made this homemade applesauce, you'll never go back to store bought. So easy and fresh! 

    Ingredients

    • 12 golden delicious apples
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 Tablespoon  lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon (optional)

    Instructions

    • Peel and core apples. Cut into fourths and place in crock pot. Toss apples in lemon juice and then add in sugar and cinnamon (if desired), stirring to combine. Add in water and then cover with the lid.
    • Cook crock pot applesauce on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until apples are very soft. Allow to cool slightly and then mash with a potato masher or put in the blender for a smoother texture.  Store homemade applesauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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    Notes

    Makes about 6 cups 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 10.7% | Calcium: 1.4% | Iron: 1.5%
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    I hope you enjoy this delicious crockpot applesauce recipe!

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