Try this Crock Pot Applesauce recipe with your kids! It’s so easy to make in a slow cooker and they will love eating the applesauce.
Using a crock pot to make applesauce is the easiest, hand-off way to make it! Just put the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it do the work. Plus it makes your house smell amazing.
Crock Pot Applesauce Ingredients
You only need five ingredients to make this applesauce recipe. You can swap things out or add more spices to make different flavors.
- Apples: We used fuji and pink lady apples in this recipe. For the best flavor and texture, we suggest using two or even three different kinds of apples.
- Juice: For this recipe, we used apple juice instead of water for extra apple flavor. Try using different apple juice blends for a variety of flavors.
- Sugar: We used brown sugar as the sweetener. You can add more sugar if your apples are very sweet. Or you can skip the sugar if you prefer.
- Cinnamon: We added some ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg for flavor. You could also add a little allspice, cloves, and ginger.
- Vanilla: The vanilla extract adds extra flavor to the apple sauce.
How To Make Applesauce In A Slow Cooker
Crock Pot Applesauce is a popular choice for elementary school teachers to make with their students! It’s an easy, hands-off way to cook applesauce. The kids can help by turning the crank on the apple peeler, slicer, and corer tool.
- Peel & Slice: Start by peeling, coring, and slicing the apples. We love using this peeler/slicer/corer when making applesauce because it really speeds up the process.
- Cook: Put the sliced apples, apple juice, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon into a large crock pot and stir to coat. Cover and cook until tender.
- Puree: After allowing the apples to cool, puree them with an immersion blender, food processor, or high-speed blender. For chunkier apple sauce, use a fork to mash the apples.
Want labels for your mason jars of applesauce? You can find this free printable label here.
The best apples for making apple sauce are the softer apples that will break down while they are cooking. Try using Fuji, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, and Gala. Add a few Granny Smith for a little tartness.
No, you do not have to peel the apples before slicing and coring them but it may change the outcome of the applesauce. Also, you will need to use a food mill, high-speed blender, or food processor to make sure the skins are pureed.
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