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Slow Cooker Applesauce

    Homemade applesauce is as easy as pie thanks to fresh, locally grown apples and a slow cooker that does all the work.

    Slow Cooker Applesauce - The Lemon Bowl

    When I tell you making healthy and delicious applesauce from scratch could not be any easier, it literally could. not. be. easier. Apple season is in full swing which means very little needs to be added to result in a vibrant and flavorful end product.

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    In fact, aside from spices and a bit of water, there is no added sugar or juice. Apples + Spice = Everything Nice.

    The variety of apple is up to you! Let the local farm stand, orchard or grocery store guide your decision. The closer the apples were grown to your house, the better the applesauce.

    Crockpot Applesauce - The Lemon Bowl

    We happened to grab honey crisp at our farmer’s market this past weekend but any variety would work well short of those creepy school house red delicious picked 20 months ago.

    Your crock pot is waiting.

    Crockpot Applesauce - The Lemon Bowl

    Slow Cooker Applesauce

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    Homemade applesauce is as easy as pie thanks to fresh, locally grown apples and a slow cooker that does all the work.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 4 hrs
    TOTAL: 4 hrs 10 mins
    Servings: 12




    • Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
    • When apples are tender, use a hand blender to puree until you reach desired consistency. (Alternatively, use a potato masher or place in a blender.)
    • Serve warm or refridgerate for up to 3 weeks (if it lasts that long!)


    Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 21.6gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgFiber: 4.1gSugar: 14.1g

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    1. I have made this recipe for many years with the kids in my classroom. It’s simple enough, has a lovely aroma, and very tasty. I’ve also added some Red Hots to give it a little red color as well as some sweetness.
      Thanks for posting! I love your blog!

    2. I do this with no water at all, just quartered (peeled) apples and a cinnamon stick. 4 hours on high, then I stir it around with a fork to break up the apples. Delish!

    3. what size slow cooker? i have a 1.5 quart…that seems to small for this recipe to me…any suggestions should i half this recipe? I’m new to cooking with a slow cooker anything you can tell me would be appreciated.

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