Easy Slow Cooker Homemade Applesauce Recipe
It’s apple season, yo!
I know that apple sauce isn’t the most sexy way to start out the week, but it’s a delicious and totally simple recipe that can be thrown together in a slow cooker. When you come home from work, school, soccer practice, car pool, all those places you have to be or whatever is keeping you busy, there will be the most beautiful fall cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple aroma welcoming you home when you walk in the door.
It’s like a potpourri for the nose and the soul.
Peeling all these apples lately reminded me of Sleepless in Seattle and how the mom and the Meg Ryan characters both could peel an apple all the way and keep it in one piece. I tried and tried. I’m not sure what in tarnation their secrets were, but I am completely incapable of peeling an apple in one fell swoop. If you have the secret to crack this code, I’d be most grateful if you could share the secret decoder ring with me because my life’s ambition lately is to master this skill. I want to ninja this dang apple peeling situation.
I usually just use a paring knife to peel apples, but every time I do I remember this contraption my gram had that was just a crank thing that you put the apple on and it would spin while pulling the peel off all in one piece. Whish I had that dang thang these days. Ummm, no that wasn’t a typo I meant to say thang. I have no idea why, but we’re going with it. k? So, anyhoo, we’re all about the apples here these days, so any help with peeling would be totally appreciated. Any takers? Didn’t think so. No judgments.
Easy Slow Cooker Homemade Apple Sauce
- 8 small to medium apples peeled cored, and cut into 1/4 inch slices - I used 4 each gala and granny smith
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cup water
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker
Cook on low 7 - 8 hours, until very soft
Mash with a potato masher until desired texture is reached
Serve warm or at room temperature
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I love making homemade applesauce Rachelle, but I’ve never tried it in the slow cooker. I bet it makes the house smell fabulous all day long! Can’t wait to try this one! Enjoy your week!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
I’ve never made homemade apple sauce, but I do love that stuff! And making it in the slow cooker makes it that much more appealing to me. Set it and go, right?
You’re too funny….’potpourri for the nose and soul’ 😀 Good one! Though, I don’t doubt you’re right!
As for helping you peel dem apples…..no luck here. I’d probably peel half the apple away. I’m definitely not an apple peeling ninja 😉 Pinning this one. I could totally see lots of good uses for this stuff and, even if I didn’t eat it, it would certainly make the house smell nice, lol. Have a fabulous week, girl!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
It’s been way too long since I’ve made applesauce in my slow cooker! Your version looks fantastic, Rachelle! I bet your house smelled AMAZING when this was cooking!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
I have been going through boxes upon boxes of apples, Rach and I have yet to peel any in one fell swoop. So clearly I can not offer any advice… but if you figure it out, let me know!! Anyways, applesauce it totally fall winning. Seriously, every fall I have to have homemade apple sauce in the fridge and the slow cooker is totally the way to do it! I can’t wait to try your version, girlfriend, because I’m kinda sick of the hand me down version I’ve been making. Boy will be very thrilled with this, Rach because he’s like a wee baby who just LOVES him some apple sauce. 😉 Cheers, sweets! Pinned!
Megan - The Emotional Baker
You make apple sauce look pretty darn sexy 😉 & I love that Sleepless in Seattle scene. I’ve tried cutting apples like that, too, but I’ve had to turn to a vegetable peeler! Can’t wait to go apple picking so I can try this great recipe 🙂
I think it’s the perfect way to start your week, sounds fantastic!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to peel an apple all in one slice. Just doesn’t work for me!
Every fall I make apple butter, but I’ve never tried to make applesauce. Sounds delicious!
Love apples! This sauce looks awesome! Need to try it 🙂
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
This is a mom recipe if I’ve ever seen it! hahaha! Actually I love making apple sauce and serving it with German potato pancakes and a big German pork roast. YUM! That’s fall eatin’ food right there 🙂 I’m trying your easy recipe next time…and you know I love me some slow cooker action 😉
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Yay for apple season! I love apple recipes and apple sauce is just so yum! I can see myself digging into this one. Delicious!