Applesauce has never been so easy to make! If you have a slow cooker, some apples, and a few common pantry ingredients, you’re all set to make a fall side dish that you’ll want to make all year long.
Hi! I’m Alli from Cupcake Diaries and I’m excited to be here sharing a tasty slow cooker dish for Slow Cooker Sunday. My slow cooker and I are pretty good friends. We see each other multiple times a week for dinner and sometimes dessert. Recently we used a bunch of beautiful apple tree apples to make a delicious applesauce right from the crock pot. I used to be so intimidated by making applesauce. But my good from the slow cooker changed my mind about that! I won’t make applesauce any other way.
I love making applesauce because the apples don’t need to look perfect when you chop them up. After you peel and core them, you can roughly chop them so they’re not all the same. No fancy knife cuts here! I added cinnamon to my applesauce and fell in love with the flavor. I already can’t wait to make this again!
Slow Cooker Applesauce
Yield 3 cups
- 10 gala apples
- 1/2 c. water
- 1/2 c. sugar (optional)
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Prepare apples by peeling, coring, and chopping each one. Place chopped apple pieces in the crock pot.
- Add water, sugar (if desired), and cinnamon to the crock pot; stir together with apples.
- Cook apples on high for 4 hours. Smash with potato masher and serve warm or cold.
I hope you love this applesauce as much as we do! Here are some of our other favorite slow cooker recipes:
Alli is the food blogger and photographer behind Cupcake Diaries. Nestled in Northern Utah with her three young boys, hubby, and a full pantry, she loves baking all kinds of treats as well as quick and easy meals for her family. You can also find her as a contributor for Better Homes and Gardens.
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