Slow cooker applesauce is sweet and tangy, and once you've tasted this recipe you'll never buy store-bought again.
This is the perfect side dish to make this Fall, a great way to use up those apples and it is incredibly delicious. After just a few hours, you'll have the most flavorful, delicious homemade applesauce you could ever imagine! So much better than store-bought!
Let's not forget how amazing your house is going to smell while these apples are cooking. Autumn comfort food simmering for hours...so good!
Which apples are best for applesauce?
All apples are fair game when it comes to applesauce. I usually just get whatever is on sale that week. But if you choose a more tart apple like Granny Smith you will have to add more sugar in the end according to taste.
How to make slow cooker applesauce:
First peel, core, and cut your apples into quarters. Toss them into the slow cooker. Add the water and lemon juice and sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg over the apples and give them a good stir. Cook apples on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Use a potato masher or fork to break up the chunks. Now enjoy a nice warm bowl of applesauce.
Some items I used to make this recipe:
More easy apple recipes you will love:
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce
- 10 large apples I used Golden Delicious
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
- Peel, core and cut apples into quarters.
- Place in slow cooker, sprinkle sugar, cinnamon, water, lemon juice and nutmeg over apples. Toss to combine.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- When apples are soft use a potato masher or fork to break up any large chunks. If you want a smooth applesauce use an immersion blender or let the apples cool and place into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze for up to 3 months.