Slow Cooker Applesauce

Hello!  Here’s a recipe that I go to time and time again.  Slow cooker applesauce is extremely easy to make.  I love making a big batch and freezing the applesauce in single-serving containers for an easy snack for Quinn.  Easy, healthy, sweet, and satisfying!

Cover and cook for 6-8 hours, until the apples are tender.

I used these small portion storage containers to divide the applesauce. I froze most of the containers & just pop them in the fridge the day before we want them. Perfect!

Slow Cooker Applesauce            Printer-Friendly Recipe

Makes about 3 cups of applesauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter
4-8 Sweet apples (4 if you are using large apples, 8 if you are using small apples), I used 4 Jumbo Honeycrisp Apples
1 Cinnamon stick

Directions

Place butter in a slow cooker set on low heat.  Allow the butter to melt and spread coat the bottom of the slow cooker (you can speed up the process by melting the butter in the microwave first).  Wash, peel, core, and slice apples (thick slices are fine).  Put apples in the slow cooker and add the cinnamon stick.  Cover and cook for 6-8 hours, until the apples are tender.  Mash the apples to desired consistency with a fork. Place in individual containers or a large jar.  The applesauce freezes well, too.  Just take out of the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.  Enjoy!

Look at the size of this apple! Honeycrisps are amazing.

Look at the size of this apple! Honeycrisps are amazing.

Wash, peel, core, & slice.

Wash, peel, core, & slice.

Put a little butter in the bottom of a slow cooker turned on low.

Put a little butter in the bottom of a slow cooker turned on low.

Add the apples and cinnamon. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours, until the apples are tender.

Add the apples and cinnamon. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours, until the apples are tender.

Tender and ready to mash.

Tender and ready to mash.

The mashing is easy, I just used a fork and they fell apart with little effort. I left some chunks too, but keep mashing if you prefer a smooth sauce.

The mashing is easy, I just used a fork and they fell apart with little effort. I left some chunks too, but keep mashing if you prefer a smooth sauce.

 I used these small portion storage containers to divide the applesauce. I froze most of the containers & just pop them in the fridge the day before we want them. Perfect!

I used these small portion storage containers to divide the applesauce. I froze most of the containers & just pop them in the fridge the day before we want them. Perfect!

Quinn approved!

Quinn approved!

 

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