Slow Cooker Applesauce #SundaySupper

[ 45 ] October 20, 2013 |

Slow Cooker Applesauce

It’s the time of the year when apples taste so good, and the variety and crisp texture are spectacular. When I found out about this week’s Sunday Supper  theme “Sauce it up,” I knew exactly which recipe to choose.

Apple (citronlimette)

Nothing beats homemade apple sauce. If you’ve never tried it, it’s seriously time because this is such an easy recipe. You’ll love it when the warm apples and cinnamon smells fill your house, adding a sense of coziness and warmth. Try it on a rainy day to double the impact of home-sweet-home.

Apple (citronlimette)

There are so many uses for applesauce. It’s a wonderful side dish all by itself. Serve it with pork as a compliment, or with ice cream or yogurt for a nice dessert. Make a big batch and have it on hand to use when baking muffins, quick breads, or cookies; substitute the applesauce for oil to cut some fat content.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

For this recipe, I added a few strips of lemon peel to the apples while cooking. The lemon heightens the apple flavor. If you left it out, it wouldn’t be the end of the world but to me it’s worth the effort.

You can adjust the amount of sugar depending of the sweetness of the apples and your personal preference. You can also use agave instead of brown sugar. If your slow cooker is big enough, you can easily double this recipe.

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Slow Cooker Applesauce #SundaySupper
  • Portions: 3 cups serving 8
  • 8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I use 4 granny smith and 4 gala apples)
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 2 strips of lemon peel (use a vegetable peeler)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Set the crockpot to low and cook for 6 hours. Stir the ingredients occasionally.


Slow Cooker Applesauce



Sunday Supper Movement

And finally, please check out this week’s Sunday Supper contributors:

Savory Sauces

Pasta Sauces and Pastas with Sauce

Entreés with Sauces

Sweet Sauces

Desserts with Sauces


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Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Breakfast, Desserts, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian

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  1. I love using my slow cooker but have never made applesauce in it. I am going to change that asap! Great recipe :)

  2. Stacy says:

    I love the deep caramel color of your applesauce, Marie. With the lemon and pumpkin pie spices and the extra cinnamon, I can just imagine the wonderful smell it creates while it slow cooks.

    Thanks for joining Sunday Supper! This is the perfect Sauce It Up post.

  3. I love apples and baking with apples. I’ve never tried homemade applesauce, but I will have to give it a try for sure!

  4. This looks so simple! And we just went apple picking! Thanks for the great recipe! :)

  5. Oh my gosh! I cannot wait to make this! And I would NEVER leave out that lemon!

  6. This sounds lovely and is on my list of things I MUST make this fall!!

    Bobbi ~ Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

  7. You can’t go wrong with applesauce, and your version looks perfect. The rich color is so inviting.

  8. I would have nevre thought to prepare apple sauce in a slow cooker. Thank you for demonstrating the t4echnique and thank you for participating this week!

  9. Liz says:

    Wow, so many great hints for homemade applesauce…mine is usually just apples and sugar on the stovetop. Now I need to try the slow cooker, brown sugar and some lemon peel! I’m inspired!

  10. This looks delicious! I love that you make your own applesauce AND in a slow cooker … I need to try this soon!

  11. mmmm I bet this would make the house smell amazing!

  12. Christie says:

    Yummmmm. This applesauce looks delicious!!

  13. Tara says:

    Love this idea of using the slow cooker. I am going to have to give this a try for sure!!

  14. Homemade apple sauce is a million times better than the commercially produced stuff. Look at that gorgeous colour of your applesauce! I bet this is super flavourful and I’d definitely use the lemon peel.

  15. Bea says:

    Your applesauce looks amazing; we are also big fans of home made apple sauce and I always fill the freezer. We still have plenty of apples and I will have to try your recipe and add lemon zest.

  16. Sarah says:

    It looks so luscious! I want some now!

  17. chucky kendzierski says:

    How long does it last in fridge and freezer and what kind of cantaers do i use for the differt storages. Very new to trying and do this stuff

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