Buying applesauce already prepared is really convenient, but costly. For a lot less you can make your own, without any added preservatives or sugar.
Making it in the crock pot takes all the work out of it as well as using a food processor to blend it all up.
This has 2 ingredients, plus water that is it! No sweetener or any other spices were added to ours and my kids enjoyed it just fine. Feel free to taste and adjust if needed.
Adapted from my Cranberry Crock Pot Applesauce recipe and increased it as well since it goes like wildfire in my house!
Pulse it in a blender or food processor for a smooth texture or keep it chunky, it is simply your preference.
Crock Pot Applesauce: No Sugar Added
- 6 cups apples, peeled, sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 cup water
- optional: natural sweetener, like liquid vanilla stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg
Combine all ingredients into slow cooker and cook on high 4-5 hours or until apples are soft. Remove cinnamon stick and discard. Pulse mixture in food processor until desired consistency is reached. Taste and add optional ingredients if needed. Makes about 3.5 cups. Allow to cool to room temperature. Store in refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy chilled!
Servings: 6* Calories per serving: 65* Fat: 0g* Cholesterol: 0mg* Sodium: 1mg* Carbs: 17g* Fiber: 3g* Sugars: 13g* Protein: 0g* Points+: 2*
This was wonderful!! When I made the first batch, I doubled the recipe, but I was a little worried that it would go bad before we ate it all. It was gone in 2 days!! I'm making more tomorrow! Thanks for such a great recipe!
I was just wondering how much you think you would need to adjust the time by if you doubled the recipe?
Could you post the Cranberry Crockpot Recipe? Thanks!
Just letting everyone know you can freeze it and can it!
Thanks! Sounds awesome. I will make this without the cinnamon though. I think my husband is allergic to it.
lynda - healthy crafty mommys
I just love this idea! I make home made apple sauce but this recipe looks so much better 🙂
I wonder if this can be canned. I've never canned anything so I have NO idea why the thought popped in my head lol!
I've never canned either so no idea sorry!
My Mom always canned applesauce. We enjoyed all through the winter months when we were younger. I am sure this can be canned also. Just "Google" it. and instructions will pop up!
Oh my goodness! How have I never found this blog until now?!?! This is awesome! It is so hard to feed your family without feeding them harmful processed junk! Thank you for making my quest a little easier 🙂
Have you ever canned your applesauce? I'm curious if it would be okay.
Thank you so much! I haven't tried canning it, not sure. Let me know if you do!
I am making your recipe right now. I had a bunch of strawberries in the fridge that were close to the end of their lifespan, so I threw those in as well. My mouth is already watering!
Yum. I bet this makes the house smell amazing while it's cooking. I've never made applesauce in a crock pot, but having my house smell like apples & cinnamon is reason enough!
Can applesauce be frozen? I would think it would be fine frozen, but not sure.
Love your recipes. I am a no sugar, low carb kinda gal.
I have to be honest it never lasts long enough to freeze in my house. Thank you!
Yes! I freeze my crockpot applesauce every fall to use throughout the winter and spring.
I haven't looked through all your recipes yet, but do any of your baked items use applesauce in them? Those recipes that call for applesauce are subbing for some (or all?) of the oil that would normally be used. Am I correct about that? This would be a great way to use your applesauce recipe.
You're right I have a ton of recipes that use applesauce in them, thanks for the reminder! My kids tend to eat my homemade applesauce when they see it in the fridge and I usually have to buy it for my recipes LOL!
How can it be 2 points? I would not count any points. It looks so good.
I think because it is cooked. I will check with WW leaders.
The Better Baker
Looks fantastic. Oh how I LOVE to enjoy fresh made applesauce. What a great way to use up apples...and doing it in the crockpot makes it so easy. Thanks for sharing.
Vita @ Juicer Depot
Is that gala apples you are using? What kind of apples have you tried for this recipe?
I think I've used every kind to be honest! Macintosh, Gala as well as Granny Smith.