Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce


Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce -made with only a few ingredients and SO delicious!

Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce -made with only a few ingredients and SO delicious!Ahhh…it’s finally FALL!! I am utterly in love with this time of year. I love pumpkin recipes, 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


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



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 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 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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24 comments on “Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce”

  1. On my way to the store for apples!

  2. Pinned! Definitely giving this one a try this month!

  3. 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!

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

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

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

  7. 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. 

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

    • I Heart Naptime Reply

      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. 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!

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

  11. I never put sugar in my apple sauce. I use different types of apples to sweeten it that way it is better for everyone. All my family use it for their babies when they start on solid food. I use one tart apple to two sweet apples. My friends with diabetes also request it every year

  12. How long can this stay in the refrigerator?

  13. I use apple juice instead of water and less sugar

  14. Can you jar this and boil in a canner?

  15. Could you use light brown sugar instead of sugar?

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