Slow Cooker Applesauce

Slow Cooker Applesauce



  • 4 lbs. of apples (Fuji, McIntosh, Pink Ladies, etc.)
  • ½ cup water (You may not need the water if your apples are super crisp!)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon


  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Slow cooker
  • Blender or masher


  1. Core and roughly chop apples—no need to peel.
  2. Put chopped apples and water into your slow cooker, then cover and set on low for six hours.
  3. Scoop apples into the blender (or use an immersion blender) to puree the applesauce. Be careful not to over-blend because it can become too smooth very quickly!
  4. Store in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for up to six months. Makes about 12 half cup servings.

Tips and Tricks

  • Add cinnamon and nutmeg for a little bit of a spice.
  • Use it as frosting for a cake!
  • Substitute applesauce for oil when baking for a healthier option.

This recipe was submitted by YMCA of Western North Carolina.