This Crockpot Applesauce Recipe is a great way to make delicious sauce with apples using the Slow Cooker.
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Sweeten with the amount of sugar you desire, or add a sweetener such as "Splenda" for diabetic diets.
You don’t need a special applesauce maker to make homemade applesauce. By preparing the apples and leaving them to cook in the slow cooker this delicious fruit sauce will be ready when you are. Use applesauce as a side to ANY meal, or as a topping on ice cream!
Scroll down for other methods of making homemade applesauce.
You can use one type of apple for this recipe, or make applesauce with a variety of apples!
There are many types of apples that make good applesauce, for example: Golden Delicious, Melrose, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Lodi, Ginger Gold, and many others.
See Also: What Variety of Apples are Best for Recipes?
See Also: How Many Apples do I Need for a Recipe?
10 - 12 apples
1 cup water or apple juice (more/less depending apples type)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, optional
1/2 - 3/4 cup granulated sugar, or to taste OR use a sweetener
Combine all of the above ingredients in the crockpot or the slow cooker.
Cover, and cook on "Low" for 3 - 5 hours.
Stir to blend, or mash lightly with a potato masher.
If a smooth consistency is desired, simply process the crockpot applesauce in the blender.
Makes about 4 cups.
If you wish to freeze the applesauce, simply pour it into freezer-safe containers or sealable bags, and store it in the freezer for up to a year.
If you prefer to can the applesauce, fill the glass jars as per regular/recommended canning/preserving methods and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes for pint jars and 20 minutes for quart jars (at altitudes of 0 -1,000 feet) or as per the Canner instructions and recommendations or directions.
Applesauce Making Tip
You can add additional flavourings to homemade applesauce, depending on your likes and dislikes.
Common flavourings include (per 8 apples) - a teaspoon of grated lemon zest or vanilla extract, or 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg.
~~ Our family enjoys applesauce as a side to absolutely any dinner. It can also be served as a delectable dessert, especially delicious when served warm!
There are other methods to make applesauce too!
Make Stovetop Chunky Applesauce
Make Microwave Applesauce
Make Applesauce Using a Victorio Strainer
Make Applesauce Using a Foley Food Mill
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