Easy Crockpot Applesauce

Easy Crockpot Applesauce

I posted this picture to Instagram and facebook last week and many of you requested the recipe and process for how I make homemade applesauce and then make homemade crockpot apple butter too.

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So here is phase 1 – making homemade crockpot applesauce!   Seriously this is extremely easy and only takes a few minutes.  Your crockpot does all the work for you!  And you can personalize it your taste – if you like intense, spiced applesauce you can make that, if you like plain applesauce, you can make it like that. 

I usually use a variety of apples.  If you are planning on making apple butter from your applesauce a variety of apples really helps the taste.  If you are just making applesauce you can use one variety of apples or mix them.   For this batch I used mostly Honeycrisp, with some Granny Smith and Golden Delicious mixed in.

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Wash and core the apples.  I don’t peel the apples but just use a corer/slicer like this….

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And fill up my crockpot with apple slices. 

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Then add your spices.  This is totally up to you on how intense you want your applesauce.  I typically just sprinkle it on but if I had to determine amounts I would say 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. cloves, 1 tsp. apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice.  I also added 1/2 cup of water and a 1 TBSP. of lemon juice.  You can also add sugar if you want – no more than 1/2 cup.  Once the apples cook down they were will be sweet just by themselves so I don’t add any sugar to mine.

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Let cook on high 3-4 hours or 6-8 hours on low. 

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Then you need to puree your cooked apples.  You can either mash them by hand using a potato masher, transfer them to a blender, mix them with a hand mixer, or I love to use this immersion blender. 

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Blend or mash them to your desired consistency.  If you like your applesauce chunky, then don’t blend it all the way. 

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If you are wanting to make apple butter from your applesauce, I would suggest blending your applesauce until smooth. 

Enjoy your homemade applesauce – it is wonderful warm!

You can continue to cook this down to make apple butter – I will try to blog that recipe and method in a future post.

Comments

  1. Yum! I use my crock pot to make applesauce, but I use my apple peeler / corer / slicer first. It really is amazing how simple and delicious crock pot is.
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  2. Your applesauce sounds delicious. I make mine in a similar way, but haven’t tried it in the crock pot before. I will need to do that. Also, I like all the spices you add. I will have to give that a try as well. Thanks for the idea!
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  3. Trying to find your recipe for the crock pot apple butter you speak of in this page…..?

  4. I tried this recipe today and it was amazing! I even added a few strawberries and kiwi’s that were coming to the end of their shelf life to add more flavor. I wish I had the immersion blender! Mine were a bit chunky, but delicious none the less. This was a very easy recipe. I passed it onto some of my friends!

  5. Do you seriously not even peel them? I have never heard Of that! How do you not have peel chunks?

  6. I also make mine in my çrockpôt. The first time l tried making it without peeling the apples, l was a little leary. But the peels pretty much all dissolved. I happened to have a lot of quart size bags of blueberries in my freezer so l threw a bag in with the apples. It made the applesauce purple but it sure was delicious!

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