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Mason jars filled with homemade applesauce sitting on a plaid napkin with fresh apples and cinnamon sticks
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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make Applesauce
Servings: 12
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Jill


  • Slow Cooker
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Knife


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


  • Spray your slow cooker crock with nonstick cooking spray
  • Peel, core, and slice your apples and place inside the slow cooker.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel a single slice of peel from the lemon and drop into the slow cooker with the apples
  • Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice over the apples from the lemon you just peeled
  • Add the brown sugar then stir to mix all ingredients with the apples
  • Place your cinnamon stick in the slow cooker with the mixture, then place the lid to seal.
  • Set your slow cooker to low heat setting and cook for 6 hours stirring every 1-2 hours.
  • Once done cooking, remove the cinnamon stick and lemon peel.
  • 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.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for future use once completely cooled.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg