Spiced Applesauce in the Slow Cooker

Remember that time I asked you to use applesauce to bake donuts? I hope so; it was yesterday.

Welp, here’s a reminder and a recipe for that applesauce.

Now’s the season for something lovely and brown sugary. Now’s the time for everything appley and homemade.

Spiced Applesauce in the Slow Cooker

(adapted from AllRecipes)

8 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

½ cup water

½ cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Combine apples and water in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Taste and add more cinnamon to your liking.


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    • Alicia says

      I just started making homemade applesauce. The first time I threw what I had. When my kids were in kindergarten they made some. The teachers encouraged them to bring 3 different apples. It was really tasty. :)

  1. Amanda Morey says

    I recently started making applesauce in the slow cooker and it is wonderful! It makes me actually enjoy apple sauce again.

  2. says

    Mine is even easier – I thoroughly wash, but don’t peel the apples. I cut them in four pieces, cut out the core and throw the rest in the slow cooker.

    I turn it on.

    In the morning, I add spices: cinnamon (lots!), nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

    Then I attack the whole thing with my stick blender.

    That’s it. No sugar, no water, nada. Just apples, along with the peels, which you’ll never know were in there.

    I like to use a variety of apples. Maybe half or 3/4 Granny Smith or Macintosh, then a mixture of whatever’s on sale. Pears and other fruits have been know to apply.

    So good!

  3. sarah says

    Hmmm, mine came out watery. I’m thinking it doesn’t even need the water? What kind of apples are best, maybe I used watery-er apples?

  4. Kristen says

    I just found you and have loved reading your blog. I just made applesauce and all I did was core them and bake them in a covered castiron pot for about 45 min. at 325. They were devine! I used some pippin and some granny smith. I did not peel them. The red peel gives them a pink hue.


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