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Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe

Summer is absolutely my favorite season. However, once Labor Day hits I find myself ready to embrace Fall. I get visions of warm cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, crisp mornings, crackling fires in the fireplace, all things pumpkin, and slow cooker meals on repeat.

This Slow Cooker Applesauce recipe is my favorite transition into fall recipes. It’s so simple to make, delicious to eat, and handy to have on hand. I can’t even tell you how good the house smells when it’s cooking!

Making this Slow Cooker Applesauce is like having an entire house full of Bath & Body Works 3 wick candles burning.

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I love this recipe because it doesn’t use any added sugar. I simply add apples, water and cinnamon to the slow cooker and the end result is a delicious homemade applesauce. The kids eat it on its own, but it’s great to have on hand because you can add it to many baked goods in place of oil. I’ve also added it to oatmeal and in smoothies. Have you ever had a muffin that was made with applesauce…it’s life changing! It also freezes well, so you can make a huge batch and save it to enjoy all winter.

One of my favorite aspects of this recipe is that it’s cheap to make. Apple season is approaching and that’s the best time to make this Slow Cooker Applesauce. You can use any type of apple you like, so stock up when they are at their lowest price and slow cook your heart out!

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Slow Cooker Applesauce

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hours
Yields: 18 oz


  • 12 Apples, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Cut apple into chunks and add to slow cooker
  2. Add water and cinnamon
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours until apples are easily maskable with a spoon
  4. Mash with a spoon for chunkier style applesauce or mix in food processor for smoother applesauce

Additional Info

Can be used with any type of apples If you prefer sweeter applesauce, add sugar or agave to slow cooker before cooking


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    Chelsey September 6, 2016 (10:59 am)

    Homemade applesauce is my absolute faaaaavorite fall food! Love that this is so easy in a slow cooker! 🙂

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      Brynn McDowell September 6, 2016 (12:45 pm)

      Thanks Chelsey! It’s such a favorite of ours too

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    Lauren O'Connor September 6, 2016 (12:06 pm)

    NIce. I love the simplicity of this applesauce recipe. And really that’s all it needs to be (no added sugar necessary). : )

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    Dan September 6, 2016 (9:03 pm)

    It smelt great in here. Today too. Guess we have to wait for that post