Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

Happy Tuesday, my friends!

I’m in full fall mode over here at our house as I’m totally apple and pumpkin crazed this year, even more than usual.  I’m addicted to the fall flavors and smells – nothing beats it, in my opinion.  I decided to try my hand at homemade applesauce and was pleasantly surprised.  I have never even been a huge fan of the applesauce so I thought maybe it was just the store-bought kind that I wasn’t too crazy about.  I gave it a second chance with a homemade version and now I have to say that I’m a big fan.

This applesauce is too easy not to give it a try!  I needed something that would “cook itself” this week as we have been working pretty much around the clock painting, cleaning, doing yard work (our lawn is finally cut!), and making our new house look just the way we want it to.  The only tedious part about this recipe was peeling the apples, but that was no biggie!  Especially if you have one of those fancy Pampered Chef peeler/corer things, in which case I’m very jealous of you.  This would also be a great canning recipe if you are into that sort of thing!  I have not yet braved the canning :)

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce.  Made in the slow cooker. Easy!

INGREDIENTS:

8 medium apples (Use a combination of Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala, etc.)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional, if you like lemon flavor)
3 inch cinnamon stick
5 tsp light brown sugar (unpacked)

DIRECTIONS:

Peel, core, and slice the apples.

Place them in the slow cooker/crock pot. Add the cinnamon stick, lemon juice, and brown sugar.

Set slow cooker/crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours. Stir apples occasionally, apples will slowly become a delicious applesauce.  Remove cinnamon stick and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth or if you prefer a chunky sauce, leave sauce intact (I just mashed a little with a fork).

Makes 3 cups.

Recipe source: adapted from skinnytaste.com

- Craving more? Sign up for the Wishes & Dishes Newsletter for a fresh serving of content delivered every week to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates!
Print Friendly

You Might Also Like...

Tags: , ,

Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

21 Responses to “Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce”

  1. October 9, 2012 at 7:50 AM #

    Ooooh this applesauce looks amazing-and I bet it smells great! My boyfriend has a crockpot cinnamon applesauce recipe that I love to use and this one looks just as good!

    • October 9, 2012 at 3:01 PM #

      It DID smell amazing! I couldn’t believe how easy homemade applesauce was – who know!? :)

  2. October 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM #

    Homemade applesauce? This is awesome!!

  3. October 10, 2012 at 3:31 PM #

    Ash, I’m LOVE your tip to use more than one kind of apple – the combination must provide such a complex flavor in each bite! I personally can never have the same kind of apple everyday… I love mixing it up! What a pretty picture too!

    • October 10, 2012 at 4:00 PM #

      Thanks, Sally! I think it would be good with one kind of apple but the combo of flavors makes it so much tastier!

  4. October 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM #

    when i get back from vacation i am totally doing this, looks sooooo delicious!

    • October 11, 2012 at 2:32 PM #

      Thanks, Jenn!! Have a great rest of your vaca!

  5. October 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM #

    I HIGHLY recommend OXO’s food mill. Applesauce got a million times easier once I didn’t have to peel (or really cut up all that much) the apples anymore. Perfect thing for this time of year. :)

    • October 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM #

      I’ll have to look into that! Thanks for the idea

  6. October 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM #

    I’ve been seriously into apples this fall too (I’m blaming actually living in the cooler weather), but I’ve yet to make applesauce. I love this simple version!

    • October 11, 2012 at 10:08 PM #

      Me, too! Normally I’m not even a huge apple fan

  7. October 14, 2012 at 6:49 AM #

    I am glad I didnt miss this one! I just bought three bags of apples.. so I will be trying this for sure! BTW reading your likes…. omg I like the same things, storms, groundhogs day, 4th July my favorite biggest party of the year here! Disney love minnie :) have a great weekend!

    • October 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM #

      No way! We have so much in common :) I hope you had a great weekend, too :)

  8. October 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM #

    I just made my first batch of apple butter today and I am addicted…I am on to homemade applesauce next. It might be my new favorite food!

    • October 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM #

      Never tried apple butter but will have to give it a shot sometime!

  9. November 2, 2012 at 4:38 PM #

    I love making my own applesauce!! I wish I had some right now! :)

    • November 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM #

      I never knew how easy it was!

  10. October 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM #

    I wish I’d had this recipe when my kids were babies and ate applesauce faster than I could make it. It looks perfect, Ashley!

  11. October 8, 2014 at 1:59 AM #

    I can’t wait to make this! Love that you used a combo of apples! Great idea! My boys are going to gobble this up!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Thanksgiving Menu Ideas 2013 | Wishes and Dishes - November 27, 2013

    […] Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce […]

Leave a Reply