Monday, November 10, 2014

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Slow Cooker applesauce | Cooking on the Front Burner

I hope you are OK with another apple recipe - the barrel is getting close to being empty so bear with me as I might be having a couple more recipes!  Last week when I asked if anyone had ideas for me - my friend Marcia from Flavor the Moments suggested a slow cooker recipe from one of her favorite bloggers.  I have never thought of making applesauce in a crock pot so I was game!

So the idea for this recipe came from Inspiration Kitchen - I used the recipe as a guideline but did alter the spices to our liking.  Let me tell you the aroma from the slow cooker was amazing - all appley (is that a word) combined with the spices of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.... heavenly!

Slow Cooker Applesauce

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4-5 hours
Yield about 4 cups
  • 5 lbs of apples peeled, cored and sliced about 1/4" thick then quartered (I used a sweeter apple but a tart apple would work well but you might want more brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg (I use freshly grated)
  • 1/2 cloves (optional)
  1. In a large bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg then toss with the apples
  2. Set your slow cooker to high then add 1/2 cup water and the apples. Cover and let cook 4-5 hours until apples are soft
  3. Use an immersion blender to puree the apples to your liking (smooth or chunky)
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The longest part was peeling and coring the apples.  I have one of those apple machines but I was too lazy to dig for it but next time I will (because there will be a next time!)

Combine the ingredients and come back 4 hours later for this amazing slow cooker applesauce | Cooking on the Front Burner

I also understand that this will freeze well.  I'm sure this batch will go quick so the next time I make it, I'll plan to freeze some for a rainy snowy day!

Combine the ingredients and come back 4 hours later for this amazing slow cooker applesauce | Cooking on the Front Burner

Here's a recap of the apple recipes I've made so far this fall

Fall Apple Recipes from Cooking on the Front Burner


  1. This looks delicious, Deb -- there's nothing like homemade applesauce! You're so lucky you have all these apples, and I'm never tired of your apple recipes!

  2. Love homemade applesauce and I can just imagine how wonderful this smelled while it was cooking in the slow cooker. It looks fantastic, Deb!

  3. Oh I'm OK will ALL the apple recipes. Keep 'em coming! This looks fantastic, Deb!

  4. Never made applesauce in a slow cooker. Wonderful idea. Pinned. Thanks for bringing this by Weekend Bites.

  5. We make applesauce every year, but never in a slow cooker! Need to try it!

  6. I made 100 bottles of homemade applesauce a few years ago. I think we still have 99 of them. Haha my kids NEVER eat it, but when I look at this post, all I want to do is go make applesauce. Yours look much yummier than mine, and easier to make too. I think it is time for me to give it another try.

  7. Hooray for slow cooker applesauce! We love it!


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