Nothing is simpler than making homemade slow cooker applesauce recipe! Homemade applesauce in the crockpot has to be the easiest recipe I have ever made! Only 3 ingredients are needed for this delicious easy slow cooker applesauce recipe! Fresh apples, cinnamon, and a little bit of water in a slow cooker are all you need to make this homemade applesauce!
Homemade Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe
We go apple picking every year. I try to go a few times during the fall so that we can stock up on apples. Apples picked right from the tree not only taste so much better than the ones you buy at the store but they also last longer too.
Whenever we have lots of apples to use up my go to recipes are this easy slow cooker applesauce recipe, stove top applesauce, and my favorite apple butter recipe. Homemade slow cooker applesauce is the perfect side dish for so many different dinner recipes. It also makes a great breakfast, lunchbox item, and snack option.
This unsweetened slow cooker applesauce recipe is a great recipe to make to curb your sweet tooth. It’s perfect for the fall fruit picking season, but easy to make any time of year! There is no sugar added to this homemade slow cooker applesauce, but it is perfectly sweet!
Easy Apple Recipes
- Best apple pie recipe
- Apple Banana Bread
- Healthy apple muffins
- Apple Betty
- Crockpot Pork and apples
- Apple Pie oatmeal
Best apples for Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe
I am not sure I have a favorite apple to use when making crockpot apple all of the types of apples I have used to make crockpot applesauce have given us amazing applesauce.
I tend to stick with Fiji apples, Granny smith apples, honey crisp apples, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and McIntosh if I am shopping at the store. If we are at a you pick farm I pick whichever ones they have ripe for picking at that time.
At times I use any of the random apples no matter what type they are when I am making this easy applesauce recipes and it always turns out amazing!
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How Long To Cook Crockpot Applesauce
Cooking applesauce in the crockpot is seriously the easiest recipe ever, the hardest part is the cook time. If I am going to be home then I set it for the quicker cook time. If I plan on leaving the house while it cooks I go for the longer cook time. Just set the crockpot on low if you are wanting a longer cook time or on high for a shorter cook time.
If you are cooking on low it will take about 3-4 hours to cook homemade applesauce in the crockpot.
If you are cooking it on high it will take about 2-3 hours for the applesauce to cook.
How to Serve Applesauce
As a side dish. Applesauce makes a great side dish for lunch or dinner, including holiday dinners. There are many different main dish recipes including pork chops and grilled chicken that make great main dishes to serve with applesauce as a side dish. If you are having a holiday dinner, applesauce is often a staple and this applesauce is better than anything you will get in the grocery store.
Hot applesauce for Breakfast. You can serve applesauce warm with a drizzle of maple syrup if you want a little bit more sweetness.
As a snack. A quick bowl of applesauce is one of the best healthy snacks to have on hand with kids. It is always a kid pleaser and I haven’t met an adult yet who also didn’t love stovetop applesauce.
Do you serve applesauce warm or cold?
During the fall and winter months I like to heat homemade applesauce up in the microwave or on the stove when we are having it as a side dish, breakfast, or a snack. During the warmer months of the year I serve it chilled right from the fridge.
How to Store Crockpot Applesauce
When storing homemade applesauce I find the best way to do so is using a mason jar, but you can use any air tight container.
This crockpot applesauce is perfect for freezing. Be sure to check out how to freeze applesauce if you plan on freezing your applesauce.
How long is crockpot applesauce good for?
Crockpot applesauce stored continuously in the fridge will stay good for 1-2 weeks.
Applesauce in the freezer will stay fresh for 6-9 months, if you are using a deep freezer it will last for about a year.
Can you freeze homemade applesauce?
Yes! You can totally make a large batch of applesauce and freeze it. I like to make a large batch and store it in quart sized freezer bags, which are the perfect size for enough servings in a meal for my family.
How to Freeze Homemade Applesauce
To freeze applesauce, let it cool to room temperature before dividing it amongst freezer-safe containers or freezer bags. Lable the bags and containers with what is in them and the date it was made so you can make sure to use it before it goes bad. Homemade applesauce freezes well for up to 6 months
How to Thaw Frozen Applesauce
When you’re ready to eat the frozen applesauce, thaw in your fridge overnight.
Can I make a double batch of this homemade apple sauce?
Yes! You can easily double, triple and more this recipe. However if you are going to make a larger batch then you will want to use a large pot instead of medium sized pot.
What Can I Make with applesauce?
There are lots of apple recipes that you can use slow cooker applesauce in, be sure to check out some of our favorites.
Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe Ingredients
How to Make Slow Cooker Applesauce
Set the crockpot to desired cook settings. Low if you want it to cook slowly and high if you want it to cook faster.
Rinse the apples well. If you want skinless applesauce remove the skin with a peeler. Then cut the apples into quarters and remove the seeds and stems.
Spray the crockpot with nonstick spray.
Put all of the cut apples into the slow cooker. Then add the water and the cinnamon to the crockpot.
Cover and let cook. Stir on the hour mark if you would like to, or wait until it is done cooking.
Once the apples are soft, use a potato masher and mash the apples to your desired chunkiness.
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homemade crockpot applesauce
- 9 Apples
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/8 cup cinnamon
- Set the crockpot to desired cook settings.
- Rinse the apples well. If you want skinless applesauce remove the skin with a peeler. Then cut the apples into quarters and remove the seeds and stems.
- Spray the crockpot with nonstick spray.
- Put all of the cut apples into the crock pot. Then add the water and the cinnamon to the crockpot.
- Cover and let cook. Stir on the hour mark if you would like to, or wait until it is done cooking.
- Once the apples are soft, use a potato masher and mash the apples to your desired chunkiness.
1/2 cup serving
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