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Slow Cooker Apple Sauce Recipe

Homemade applesauce is so simple to make in your slow cooker! My Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe only takes 5 simple ingredients and is perfect for using up extra apples you may have.
Course How to, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce, slow cooker applesauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
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Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 178kcal


  • 3 lbs apples I used Macintosh
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon optional (add more or less according to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Peel the apples with a vegetable peeler. Quarter them through the stem, then cut out the cores. Dice the apples into 1- to 2-inch pieces.
  • Place the apples in a slow cooker and then add the water, cinnamon, lemon juice, and salt. Stir all the ingredients well to combine.
  • Cook on the high setting for 4 hours.
  • Using an immersion blender, puree the applesauce until it gets a very smooth texture. However, if you like chunky applesauce you can skip this step.
  • Let the applesauce cool to room temperature, serve and enjoy!
  • Store in airtight containers (I prefer to use glass containers) in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.


  • I used Macintosh apples for this applesauce but you can use any type of apples. You can even do a mixture of different apples.
  • Make sure you dice the apples uniformly so they cook evenly in the slow cooker.
  • Double-check that no apple core or seeds go in the slow cooker as they'll be bitter. 
  • To store: Since this applesauce does not have preservatives, it'll only last a week in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • To freeze: You can freeze applesauce for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe bag or container. 


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 150mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 35g