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easy slow cooker applesauce

The Easiest Slow Cooker Applesauce

There's nothing cozier than a bowl full of cinnamon applesauce. This easy recipe is made in the slow cooker, and requires very little effort.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Dairy Free, gluten free
Keyword fall side dishes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 201 kcal


  • 10 Honeycrisp apples for about 12 cups sliced apples
  • cup organic cane sugar or brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ Tablespoon lemon juice
  • teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Peel and thinly slice the apples and place in the slow cooker.

  2. Add the sugar, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon.

  3. Cook on low for about 5-6 hours, until apples are soft and tender.

  4. If you want the applesauce to be chunky, you can mash the apples with a potato masher. If you want it to be smooth, you can puree it with an immersion blender.

Recipe Notes

Store leftover applesauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It should stay fresh for about 5 days.

You can also freeze applesauce. Pour into freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
The Easiest Slow Cooker Applesauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 164IU3%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.