Mason jars filled with homemade applesauce sitting on a plaid napkin with fresh apples and cinnamon sticks

How to Make Applesauce in the Slow Cooker

Learn How to Make Applesauce in the Slow Cooker using this simple tutorial featuring fresh apples, a hint of lemon, cinnamon, and brown sugar!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Applesauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 12
Calories 69 kcal
Author Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


  • 8 apples medium
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 slice lemon peel
  • 5 tsp light brown sugar unpacked
  • 1 stick cinnamon


  1. Spray your slow cooker crock with nonstick cooking spray

  2. Peel, core, and slice your apples and place inside the slow cooker.

  3. Using a vegetable peeler, peel a single slice of peel from the lemon and drop into the slow cooker with the apples

  4. Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice over the apples from the lemon you just peeled

  5. Add the brown sugar then stir to mix all ingredients with the apples

  6. Place your cinnamon stick in the slow cooker with the mixture, then place the lid to seal.

  7. Set your slow cooker to low heat setting and cook for 6 hours stirring every 1-2 hours.

  8. Once done cooking, remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peel.

  9. If you like a chunky applesauce, then leave as is to serve. If you prefer smooth, allow it to cool before blending to the desired texture.

  10. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for future use once completely cooled.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Applesauce in the Slow Cooker
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 130mg4%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.