I made this recipe back in the beginning of October. I had every intention of posting it then but I guess I forgot. It wasn’t until someone from the Organize Yourself Skinny facebook community requested an applesauce recipe for the crockpot that I remembered I had it. Oops 🙂
This applesauce recipe, slightly adapted from the Slow Cooker Revolution Cookbook, is what I prepared the first time I used my new Hamilton Beach 6-quart slow cooker. I figured I couldn’t go wrong with 4 ingredients.
Good thing I was right. Nothing beats homemade applesauce. It was delicious.
This slow cooker applesauce recipe froze and thawed perfectly making it very easy to portion out and have readily available for healthy snacks and baking.
I don’t think I will ever buy jarred applesauce again. Ok maybe I won’t completely write off the store bought stuff but I must say homemade is awesome!
- 10 medium apples about 3 pounds * I used cortland apples
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Peel, core, and chop apples into 1-2 inch chunks. Make sure they are all around the same size for even cooking.
- Combine all ingredients into slow cooker. Cook for 4-5 hours on low. Mine cooked for 5 hours but check at around 4 hours.
- Using a potato masher mash apples till desired consistency. You can add a little more cider if needed. Serve warm or chilled.
Once cooled, portion out applesauce, place into freezer bags or containers and freeze.
Take out desired amount and thaw overnight in the refrigerator. You could also reheat in the microwave or on the stove-top.