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Homemade Applesauce: Using a CrockPot

Updated on March 24, 2018
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This homemade applesauce is delicious and a low calorie snack!
This homemade applesauce is delicious and a low calorie snack! | Source

Crockpot Homemade Applesauce

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Easy Applesauce

Applesauce is a great way to get your family to eat a full serving of fruit. Despite applesauce being a fairly cheap item to buy from the store, store-bought applesauce does not compare to the delicious taste of this homemade side dish made from fresh apples. This is a very easy to make applesauce. All you need are apples and a crock-pot, plus cinnamon, if you so choose.

This is a good way to use up the left over apples you bought at the grocery store that your family did not eat. Although applesauce is an easy way to get your allotted amount of fruits and vegetables, it is important to note that you should eat a variety of colors of fruits and vegetables like green beans, bananas, oranges, tomatoes, and peppers. The more colorful your diet, the higher nutritional value it contains.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 4 hours
Ready in: 4 hours 30 min
Yields: 9 servings

Nutritional Facts for Homemade Applesauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6
Calories 35
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Ingredients for Crockpot Applesauce

  • 6 Large Apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon, (dependent on preference, remember a little goes a long way)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Water

How To Make Homemade Applesauce

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Find your ingredients: apples, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water. Peel, core, and chop up apples into little pieces. Combine sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water, then stir. Cook for 4 hours on low, then stir. Mash with masher, until desired consistency. Then serve and enjoy!
Find your ingredients: apples, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water.
Find your ingredients: apples, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water. | Source
Peel, core, and chop up apples into little pieces.
Peel, core, and chop up apples into little pieces. | Source
Combine sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water, then stir.
Combine sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and water, then stir. | Source
Cook for 4 hours on low, then stir.
Cook for 4 hours on low, then stir. | Source
Mash with masher, until desired consistency. Then serve and enjoy!
Mash with masher, until desired consistency. Then serve and enjoy! | Source

How Do You Make Homemade Applesauce?

  1. First, peel and core six large apples or nine smaller apples. The sweeter the apple, the sweeter the applesauce. Gala or Honeycrisp are great choices. I often use a variety of apples, which gives it a very good flavor.
  2. Once peeled and cored, chop apples into small pieces. It is a good idea to chop them even smaller than you would a bite-sized piece.
  3. Then, add sugar, cinnamon, water, and vanilla extract into the crock pot. Stir until apple pieces are coated.
  4. Cook on low for four hours. It will be browner than what you buy at the store, but that is okay. It's still very good.
  5. Once the apples are nice and soft, use a hand masher or hand mixer until you get the desired smoothness. I always use a hand masher, because it gives it a chunkier texture, but I hear a mixer will make it as smooth as store bought.
  6. Place in the refrigerator to cool. It will last up to a week in the refrigerator. In the freezer, it can last up to six months as long as it is in an airtight container.

Fresh Apples

Apples are a low calorie food, great for weightloss.
Apples are a low calorie food, great for weightloss. | Source

Apples for Weightloss: Top Ten Reasons To Eat Apples

  1. Apples are delicious and can be served a variety of ways.
  2. Apples are convenient. You can grab and go, and eat on the way.Just make sure you wash the wax off that might be trapping pesticides.
  3. They are low in calorie and fat, which makes it an ideal food for weight-loss.
  4. The fiber found in apples will expand in your stomach, causing you to feel full longer.
  5. The fiber also will slow the absorption of carbohydrates. This is essential for diabetics, or those that are insulin-resistant, because it keeps the sugar levels within a healthy range.
  6. Apples are low in sodium. When trying to lose weight, you want to avoid sodium, because sodium causes water retention.
  7. Your food will digest better, because of the enzymes found in apples.
  8. Apples contain the antioxidant, vitamin C, which can prevent cancer cells from developing and heart disease.
  9. Apples are a great source of pectin, which helps keep your blood cholesterol at a healthy level. Pectin, when dissolved in water, will actually cause a substance that sticks to bile acids, which draws cholesterol from the bloodstream.
  10. Apples stimulate your gums and increases your saliva production, which will give your teeth a whiter smile.

There are many reasons we should eat apples. It not only will help us maintain a good physique, but keep our body healthy.

© 2012 Angela Michelle Schultz

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      Jennifer Kessner 

      4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thank you for this! I used to stare longingly at my grandmother's applesauce, but now that she's gone and we have no more of her canned wonders left, I need to start gathering my own recipes! Will be bookmarking this for later. =)

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      skye2day 

      5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Thank you for this angela. Simple and my kind of baking and kitchen duty. I can handle this. Time to go and replace the crock pot I dropped and broke several months ago. Love n Hugs. God Bless you and yours dear sister. Skye

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is great! I have a few apples that I need to use up, and I was thinking of hunting down an applesauce recipe. I like using my crockpot, since I can just let food cook without babysitting it, and letting the flavors simmer together must taste great! Thanks for the recipe! I know what I'm making tomorrow!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      We use our crockpot lots in cooking around here and this recipe would be a real win during the winter months. Your instruction is simple and I'm sure will be easy for us to complete. Thanks for the idea.

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      Southernmapart 

      5 years ago

      I like good crock pot recipes and will add this one to my file.

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