Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Vanilla-Cinnamon Applesauce

Cooking applesauce in the slow cooker lets you pretty much ignore it instead of having to watch and stir.  Having a pot of apples with vanilla and cinnamon cooking for hours will also make your house smell fantastic.  This recipe makes enough to fill about 4 pint jars.

The Ingredients:
4 lbs apples
1 c water
1/3 c brown sugar (adjust according to your taste and the sweetness of your apples)
1 T + 1 t lemon juice
1 t cinnamon
1 t vanilla extract

The Process:

  1. Core and roughly chop apples.
  2. Add all ingredients to slow cooker.
  3. Cook about 1 hour on high heat, then stir, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking until apples are falling apart, about 2-3 hours.
  4. Mash with the back of a spoon or a potato masher.  (I like to leave some chunks.
  5. Serve hot or allow to cool.  Can be kept in the fridge for at least a week, or longer in the freezer.  


  1. Yum! I love apple sauce, but have not tried to make it myself. This looks super tasty, you have just inspired me to make some too. :)

  2. I am so late to the slow cooker party. If I could make this fast I might just try making this :)

  3. This is one of those happy moments of blogging synchronicity - ever since I've been thinking of getting a slow cooker, I keep seeing loads of amazing slow cooker recipes!

    1. If you're thinking of getting a slow cooker, you should definitely check out if you haven't already--she is doing a slow-cooker Mofo theme, and hosting a Crock Pot giveaway.

  4. I just did applesauce in the slow cooker too! Can't believe how easy it was! And thanks for the mention, can't wait to see what you have in store the rest of this week! :)

  5. Apple week - hooray! I get between 4-6 apples a week and now I have about 20 sitting in my kitchen looking a bit sad and neglected. I'm going to have to try this


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