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Crockpot Applesauce

Updated on July 13, 2014
Delicious Crockpot Applesauce
Delicious Crockpot Applesauce

Nothing creates a cozy, warm atmosphere during the cold winter days more than the smell of apples and cinnamon. One of my favorite cold weather dishes is warm crockpot applesauce. The first time I made it about 10 years ago, I fell in love and now I make it every year.

Crockpot applesauce makes the whole house smell delicious all day long, and the reward for a long day of waiting is a steaming bowl of sauce by itself or served over vanilla ice cream. I like to make this applesauce for a large group of guests or just for myself (then I freeze it in serving sizes I can enjoy later). It's also refreshing when served cold in the hot, summer months.

Enjoy this special dish throughout the winter or whenever you want a treat to warm you from the inside out!

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 6-8 hours

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 14 -15 medium size saucing apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup sugar (to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (or the juice of 2 lemons)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice

Instructions

  1. Peel and core apples. Then chop them up into 1/2 inch chunks and put into a 6-quart crockpot.
  2. Add sugar, water, lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice. You don't need to stir it up at this point.
  3. Put the lid on, set the crockpot to low and allow to cook for 6-8 hours.
  4. Enjoy the warm smells coming from your crockpot, but don't lift the lid until the time is up.
  5. If you like your applesauce chunky, use a potato masher to mash and stir the cooked apples. If you prefer it smooth, feel free to use an immersion blender.
  6. Serve warm or cold!
Hamilton Beach 33461 Stay or Go 6-Quart Portable Slow Cooker
Hamilton Beach 33461 Stay or Go 6-Quart Portable Slow Cooker

This crockpot means what it says - stay or go. I love that i can travel with it or use it just as easily at home. It's a great size for feeding a group and for making a big meal for my household with leftovers to spare. Works great with warm, low and high settings. I highly recommend this crockpot!

 
R&M International 5920 Apple Peeler Machine with Suction Mount, Peels, Cores and Slices
R&M International 5920 Apple Peeler Machine with Suction Mount, Peels, Cores and Slices

Okay, I don't have one of these, but I wish I did! It takes me about 45 minutes to peel, core and chop my apples for this recipe. I'm probably extra slow at it. But with this, I could be extra fast. Handy, quick, and easy to clean up, this is a great tool that several of my food preserving friends have recommended to me.

 
OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher
OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher

This potato masher has the perfect size holes for the consistency of applesauce I like. It's mostly smooth with just the right amount of chunkiness, which is also the way I like my mashed potatoes.

 

Add Some Extra Flavor

For a fun treat, try adding a complementary flavor. Sometimes instead of cinnamon, I like to add a cup of fresh, chopped peaches. Blueberries, pears, strawberries, and other fruits really enhance the flavor of the applesauce and bring the harvest to life.

Wouldn't you love a crockpot of applesauce cooking away at your next holiday (or other) gathering?

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      4 years ago

      This sounds great. How come I didn't know about this before?!

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      Monica Lobenstein 

      4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      @notsuperstitious1: That's wonderful! I hope you like it.

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      Edith Rose 

      4 years ago from Canada

      It is cooking right now.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      I am sitting here imagining the aroma. Looking forward to making some of this applesauce. I'm going to need one of those peelers. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Titia Geertman 

      4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Try put in a bit of liqueur, or add some raisins, it will even taste more delicious. I love the chuncky apple saus.

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      RinchenChodron 

      4 years ago

      So easy, and I'm sure it's delicious!

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      I DO love homemade applesauce, and the thought of it simimering in the crock pot all day has my taste buds hopping already. Must get more apples when I do the shopping today. Thank you!

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