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Slow Cooker Homemade Applesauce

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Apple season is upon us! Time to enjoy all the benefits this delicious local fruit has to offer. It’s also a great time to find a few recipes for when you have more apples than you can eat the good old fashioned way. That’s why this week’s recipe is: Slow Cooker Homemade Applesauce.

While the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!” isn’t entirely accurate, apples are full of sustaining nutrients like the following:

  • Fiber: helps maintain bowel health and aids in digestion
  • Vitamin C: helps maintain healthy skin and blood vessels, and protects cells and keeps them healthy
  • Potassium: helps with nerve and muscle functions, as well as maintain a healthy heart

Slow cookers are convenient and great for plan-ahead meals and snacks, like applesauce!

Slow Cooker Homemade Applesauce


  • 8 medium apples (try using a variety of apples to get a nice tart and sweet balance)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (other optional spices could include nutmeg, clove, allspice, ginger)
  • 5 teaspoons unpacked brown sugar


  1. Peel, core and slice apples.
  2. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for six hours. Stir occasionally.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick before serving. If you prefer a smooth sauce, blend until smooth.

Servings: six ½ cup servings
Per Serving: 130 calories, 35 g carbohydrate, 0.5 g fat, and 0.5 g protein..
Total Time: 6 hours