Nothing beats homemade applesauce. Making it in the slow-cooker is extremely easy and your home will smell divine while the apples and cinnamon simmer all day long. Mmmm, the smell of fall. Plus, you can enjoy one of your childhood favorites without the preservatives!
To mix things up a bit, I like to use a variety of different apples when making this recipe. I used 10 apples (makes 4-5 mason jars); honey-crisp, granny smith and gala. Feel free to get creative and throw in your favorite apples!
Once the apples can be mushed with a spoon, transfer them to a blender or a food processor. Once you get the sauce to the consistency of your liking (I didn’t blend all of the sauce, only about 80% of it to leave some chunks in) pour it into jars or tupperware.
It made 5 mason jars! So. Much. Apple. Sauce. I can’t wait to share it! Saucayy!
- 10 medium apples (I used a combination of Granny Smith, Gala + Honey-crisp)
- 1 cup water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (feel free to add more or less depending on how sweet you like your applesauce!)
- Rinse, peel, core, and slice the apples.
- Place the apples in the slow cooker. Add the water, lemon juice, cinnamon, maple syrup and brown sugar on top of the apples.
- Set slow cooker to high for 4 hours (or low for 6-7 hours), stirring occasionally. The apples will slowly turn into a wonderful sauce.
- To get the apple sauce to the consistency of your liking, transfer the apples to a food processor or blender once they are completely soft.
- Pour into mason jars and refrigerate for up to 1 week or serve immediately while it’s still warm!