Homemade applesauce is almost too easy to make and tastes way better than store-bought. Just gather up your apples, a couple sticks of cinnamon, some salt, and lemon juice and you’re on your way. Making it in the slow cooker is wonderfully simple and you can make big batches to freeze or can to enjoy throughout the year. Check out the video below to see how easy it all comes together:
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Slow Cooker Applesauce
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 2-½ Hours
- 8 large apples – choose a variety of types (Gala, Jona Gold, Granny Smith)
- ½ Cup water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 1” – 2” chunks and place in the liner of a slow cooker. Add water, lemon juice, salt and cinnamon sticks. Stir to mix, cover and cook on high for about 2 hours or until the apples are softened falling apart. Stir, occasionally during cooking.
- Once apples are done cooking, remove cinnamon sticks and mash with a potato masher until desired consistency is reached. This will result in a chunky applesauce. Best served warm. Cool completely before storing in the refrigerator.