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Home-Made Applesauce in Slow Cooker

applesauce slow cooker

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Everyone appreciates a warm dessert as we head into fall and the cooler weather. Home-made applesauce requires few ingredients, is healthy, and very easy, especially in the slow cooker. The most important aspect for tasty great home-made applesauce is time, which makes the slow cooker ideal for this recipe. Add the ingredients, set for 4 hours, and enjoy the wonderful smell until it’s time to eat! Here’s our favorite recipe – no added sugar needed.
What kind of apples to use? That’s really up to you. I like to use delicious apples to make applesauce as they are sweet and soften easily when cooked. Others prefer honey crisp or even tart green apples – and still others use a combination. Your preference!
Makes about 4 cups

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Chop the apples, First, quarter them through the stem, then cut out out the cores. Chop the apples coursely into 1- to 2-inch pieces, depending on how chunky you like the finished product.

Place ingredients into a 5 quart or larger slow cooker. Add the water, cinnamon, lemon juice and salt. Stir to combine.

applesauce slow cooker

Cover the slow cooker and cook on the HIGH setting for 4 hours. Stir twice during cooking. Note: If you’re using an Instant Pot to make this slow-cooker applesauce, set the machine to Slow Cooker once you add the ingredients, increase the heat level to “more,” set the cook time to 4 hours, then seal the lid.

When the timer goes off, remove the cinnamon stick and purée the applesauce using an immersion blender (unless you are like me and like your applesauce chunk). 

Let cool a bit before serving. Enjoy!

Store leftovers in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

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