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How To Make Your Own Applesauce In The Slow Cooker

One of the greatest things about fall, in my opinion, is the abundance of crisp, delicious apples that appear in the markets. Many people may sing the praises of pumpkin as a fall baking staple, but I’m firmly on the side of Team Apple. The scent of an apple pie, crisp, or crumble baking in the oven is the true aroma of the season, and I will not be convinced otherwise. 😉

Despite my love for cooked apples of all varieties, one particular form I had yet to attempt was making applesauce. In my mind, it had to be a fairly difficult process, or more people would do it, right? Wrong! So wrong. In fact, the process is so dang easy that I am forced to believe that most people just don’t know about it! So I’m going to remedy that situation today by sharing with you all how easy it is to make the most deliciously sweet cinnamon applesauce you’ve ever tasted.

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

  • 3 lbs apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ Tbsp lemon juice

First, you’ll need to peel, core, and slice about 3 pounds of apples. (The original recipe I saw suggested Golden Delicious apples, but Gala were on sale so I used those, and it turned out just fine!) This part could end up being a bit time consuming, but not if you have one of these bad boys! (Otherwise known as an Apple & Potato, Peeler, Corer, Slicer.)

These amazing little devices will peel, core, and slice an apple (or potato) in about 10 seconds flat. Honestly, if you do any amount of baking with apples (or just love sliced apples), you should look into getting one. But I digress!

Since the apple comes out of the machine sliced into a spiral, all I had to do was slice the apple in half and I had perfectly uniform apple slices, with minimal waste and effort.

Once your apples are sliced, put them into a crockpot and add the cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir several times to ensure that all the slices are evenly coated. Then turn your slow cooker on high and let it cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally (3 or so times during cooking should suffice).

After 3 hours, you may or may not need to mash the apples up a bit, depending on what kind of apples you used. Mine did need some mashing, so I used a simple potato masher right in the crockpot to break things down a bit. I loved the slightly chunky texture of the applesauce from using the masher, but if you prefer a smoother applesauce, you might want to try an immersion blender.

And that’s really  all there is to it! 🙂 With minimal effort and just a few hours in the crockpot, you can make your own healthy and delicious applesauce that everyone is sure to enjoy.

CINNAMON APPLE SAUCE

Jill Nystul
One of the greatest things about fall, in my opinion, is the abundance of crisp, delicious apples that appear in the markets. The scent of an apple pie, crisp, or crumble baking in the oven is the true aroma of the season, and I will not be convinced otherwise. 😉 With minimal effort and just a few hours in the crockpot, you can make your own healthy and delicious applesauce that everyone is sure to enjoy.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 25 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 179 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 lbs apples peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Peel, core, and slice about 3 pounds of apples.
  • Once your apples are sliced, put them into a crockpot and add the cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir several times to ensure that all the slices are evenly coated.
  • Turn your slow cooker on high and let it cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally (3 or so times during cooking should suffice).
  • After 3 hours, you may or may not need to mash the apples up a bit, depending on what kind of apples you used.

Nutrition

Sodium: 3mgCalcium: 27mgVitamin C: 17.8mgVitamin A: 185IUSugar: 35gFiber: 8gPotassium: 364mgCalories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 47gIron: 0.5mg
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