This 4-ingredient cinnamon applesauce is so simple to make right in your slow cooker! It’s easy, delicious, and so much healthier than store-bought.
Most applesauce you find at the store is packed with high fructose corn syrup, artificial colorings, or artificial sweeteners. You’ll have to read a lot of labels to find one that’s halfway healthy.
Instead, I recommend making your own cinnamon applesauce right at home! Thanks to the slow cooker, it’s incredibly easy.
Plus, you only need four ingredients (and one of those is water!) No fillers, no corn syrup or added sugar, just wonderful and delicious applesauce.
I like to use a combination of Gala and Red Delicious apples, but feel free to experiment with different varieties to see what you like best!
How to make cinnamon applesauce
Did you know that you’re only 4 ingredients and 4 easy steps away from delicious homemade applesauce?
Step 1: Add the apples, lemon juice, and water to the slow cooker. Place the cinnamon stick in the middle of the apples.
Step 2: Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 6 hours until the apples are falling apart.
Step 3: Remove the cinnamon stick.
Step 4: Mash the applesauce with a potato masher in the pot. For a smoother texture, purée in a food processor or with an immersion blender.
You can serve your applesauce warm, or place it in a jar with a screw-top lid for easy storage.
Ways to eat this dish
There are so many great ways to enjoy this fruit-based dish. Personally, I enjoy it right out of a bowl topped with a few sliced almonds!
For a tasty snack, try mixing with plain yogurt. Or serve your applesauce warm and top it with granola or walnuts for dessert.
It’s also an amazing topping for baked sweet potato and parsnip latkes or apple spiced overnight oats.
Finally, applesauce is great for baking! You can use it to replace the mashed banana in my oatmeal muffins with pumpkin seeds and nuts.
One thing is for sure: there’s no shortage of ways to use tasty, homemade applesauce!
This recipe makes about 4 cups of applesauce, so you should have plenty to store for future use!
I recommend placing your applesauce in a jar with a screw-top lid for easy serving. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Other delicious apple recipes
I just love cooking with apples, especially in the fall! You can add them to so many tasty dishes for wonderful texture and flavor. Here are a few of my favorite apple recipes I know you’ll love:
When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Cinnamon Applesauce (Slow Cooker)
- 7 large apples (peeled, cored, and quartered)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Add the apples, lemon juice, and water to the slow cooker. Place the cinnamon stick in the middle of the apples.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 6 hours until the apples are falling apart.
- Remove the cinnamon stick.
- Mash the applesauce with a potato masher in the pot. For a smoother texture, purée in a food processor or with an immersion blender.
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