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Easy Crockpot Applesauce

With just a few basic ingredients and fresh apples, your crock pot can do the rest of the work of making applesauce!
Course side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 (Makes 2 1/2 pints)
Calories 72kcal

Ingredients

  • 6-7 large apples (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Peel the apples using a paring knife or vegetable peeler.
  • Dice the apples into even 1-1½-inch chunks.
  • Place into the crock pot.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, cinnamon, and water. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 yo 7 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours, or until apples are very soft.
  • Mash with a potato masher for a chunky applesauce. Or blend with an immersion blender for a smoother sauce. Let cool and store in mason jars or storage containers.

Notes

  • Cut the apples into mostly even pieces to ensure that they cook evenly.
  • Taste your apples before you start the recipe to make sure they have good flavor. (Very occasionally you get apples that are bland.)
  • Taste the finished applesauce before serving and add more cinnamon if needed.
  • Mash or puree the applesauce to suit the texture preferences of your kids.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer, once fully cooled, in a freezer-safe container. Let thaw in the fridge before serving.
  • To make this in an Instant Pot, cook for 5 minutes on high and let it naturally release before removing the lid to mash or blend.
  • Double the recipe to make more.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg