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Crockpot Applesauce

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Once you make Crockpot Applesauce you will be making it time and time again. This is a favorite in my house and I love that I control all of the ingredients that go in it. When you go apple picking make a big batch of this to store in your fridge! 

Crockpot Applesauce with Spoon


Have you made Crockpot Applesauce yet?

Every year I make a batch of it at least once every two weeks.

I love how easy it is to make and that my kids can eat unsweetened applesauce that only has the ingredients I want in it!

This applesauce only uses four simple ingredients: apples, cinnamon, vanilla and lemon juice.

My family love to go apple picking every fall.

Some years we go at least 2 or 3 times and come home with a lot of apples and applesauce is one of my go-to recipes. I also like making this Instant Pot Applesauce

My kids love eating apples plain but I also love making this Crockpot Applesauce, Skillet Apples, Apples Pancakes, Apples Bars with Pumpkin Pie Spice Icing and this Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal.

Crockpot Applesauce in a white bowl.

Today’s Crockpot Applesauce is two easy steps: peel, core and slice the apples and then add all of the ingredients into your crockpot.

It is that easy!

You set the slow cooker for either 3 hours on high or 5 hours on low and when it is done mash it up to your liking.

I sometimes will add more cinnamon if I am wanting a warmer flavor to my applesauce.

By the way, did I tell you guys that Jack turned one a couple of weeks ago?

Can you believe it? I don’t know where the time went but somehow my baby is getting so big.

One of Jack’s favorite foods is applesauce so this recipe always comes in handy.

If you have young kids in the house this is a nice snack to have for them that is healthy and a sweet treat.

Crockpot Applesauce with apples

Sometimes when I make this I will keep it warm and serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert.

It is like eating the filling of an apple pie with ice cream.

My kids go crazy for it! I love that the applesauce has no added sugar in it making it a healthier option.

As fall continues on you have to give this Crockpot Applesauce a try.

I promise you will love it and will keep it as your go-to recipe to make time and time again.

Crockpot Applesauce with spoon.


APPLES: Apples are the star of the show in this applesauce recipe.

You can use your favorite otherwise the best apples for making applesauce are Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious.

WATER: You will need to add some water to the instant pot in order to pressure cook the apples and create the applesauce. 

LEMON JUICE: Lemon juice helps to add a slightly sweet flavor and also adds some acidity to the applesauce. It also helps to keep the apples from browning. 

CINNAMON: Cinnamon adds a great addition to applesauce. It adds warmth and flavor.

If you want to add more I suggest waiting until the end and tasting the applesauce before adding more. 

Crockpot Applesauce

Crockpot Applesauce

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Easy to make and easy to eat! This crockpot applesauce is a must try for fall and your kids are going to love it too.


  • 8 medium apples (you pick the kind-I like the sweeter varieties}
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Peel, core and slice the apples and place them in your slow cooker.
  2. Add the lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla and water and mix everything together.
  3. Cook the applesauce on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  4. Stir to mash or use a potato masher until you reach desired consistency you like. Taste and add more cinnamon to your liking.
  5. Store your applesauce in a mason jar or other airtight container in the fridge.


Use whatever apples you prefer to make this applesauce. I recommend Empire, Pink Lady, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Mcintosh or Rome.

If you like your apples to have more of a cinnamon flavor that add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.

We love eating the warm applesauce with vanilla ice cream as a treat. It is like eating the filling of an apple pie!

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Sunday 7th of February 2021

Can this go in the freezer with the recipe as is? Thanks!


Monday 8th of February 2021

Yes let cool then to freeze, simply transfer the applesauce to freezer-safe containers or bags, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to 3 months.

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