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How to Make Applesauce In a Crockpot


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There is nothing better than making all of your foods homemade. When making all of your food yourself, you get to control what is in it and what isn’t.

I recently experimented when making some homemade applesauce and it came out so good, I had to share the recipe. It’s perfect for those following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the Paleo Diet, and anyone wanting to create healthy yet delicious recipes that are super easy to make. 

How to Make Applesauce in a Crock-Pot

One of my favorite things about this homemade applesauce recipe is that it can be made using a CrockPot . It just doesn’t get much easier than that!

We recently had a friend with an apple tree tell us that she was sick of apples and wasn’t going to use the rest of the apples that are still on the trees.

I couldn’t imagine being sick of apples, I can think of a million things to make and the idea of growing my own food has always been appealing to me. 

After a busy week, we were only left with time to collect these apples after it has already gotten dark but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from getting free apples.

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All I could think about along the way was all of the possibilities of delicious apple recipes like pies, apple bread, apple cinnamon cake, and I was especially excited to try making homemade applesauce in my crockpot.  

So after roaming around in the dark with a flashlight we managed to collect two buckets of red delicious apples.

When I say we, I am talking about my husband who is always the one to bring me on adventures like this one. Somehow he always gets me into situations that I never thought I would be in and places that I would have never been to if it weren’t for him. 

He is quite adventurous and is much more of a people person than I am, thankfully because if it weren’t for him making friends, I would have never had the opportunity to collect all of these fresh delicious apples.

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I was really impressed with the number of apples we were able to bring home.

It took quite a while to clean and peel all of them for cooking but it was well worth the effort.

Plus it made me start looking into a better option for peeling and I found out that KitchenAid makes a spiralizer attachment. It just clicks right onto your mixer and peels, cores, and spiralizer fruits or veggies in minutes.

Needless to say, that handy little product has made it to my Christmas list and I would suggest you add it to your list as well. 

After my husband gifted me this gadget, I have to say that it has really made my life a lot easier when it comes to preparing healthy recipes. I use it most to spiralize zucchini to substitute pasta when eating low carb.

It’s nice not having to manually spiralize the zucchini. I had always used a spiralizer like this one but not only does it take a lot longer and require more work but I always cut myself when using it. 

Maybe this is a common problem or maybe I am just not as careful as I should be, but I have yet to use that thing without slicing myself up. 

So I would highly suggest anyone with a Kitchenaid pick up this attachment, it will save you so much trouble! 

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How to Make Homemade Applesauce in a Crockpot 

Peel about 5 lbs of apples and add them to a CrockPot set on high.

Add all of the other ingredients and cook on high for about 7 hours.

After the applesauce has been cooked thoroughly, you will have an apple cider type liquid in the CrockPot .

You can drain this out and use it for other recipes, drink it, or throw it away.

I just like to add a little extra water to prevent things from burning to the crockpot and the liquid increases as the apples cook.

After draining the excess liquid, put the applesauce into a blender and then refrigerate until cool.

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Why Use a Crockpot to Make Homemade Apple Sauce? 

Your house is going to smell amazing for several days even after you have eaten all of the homemade applesauce.

That is one of my favorite parts about making this easy applesauce recipe, it really fills your home with an amazing scent, no candles required. 

Plus, using the crockpot means that you can throw all of the ingredients in and spend your day enjoying the scent without having to do any more work. ‘

I love using the crockpot for that reason. This is why I have so many easy crockpot recipes on the site. Some of my favorites are this SCD Crockpot Apple Cobbler, this Crockpot Vegetable Beef Stew, and this Cheesy Keto Crockpot Chicken with a Kick. 

Homemade Applesauce in a Crockpot Makes a Great Gift

This would make a great DIY gift this holiday season so don’t forget your friends and family when making your homemade applesauce.

This homemade applesauce is also a great item to bring to a gathering this holiday season, that is of course if you are doing that kind of thing.

Thanksgiving looks different for a lot of us this year and it seems like Christmas will also look a bit different. Many of us are staying home when we used to travel and those of us who cook for the whole family are not inviting anyone over. 

There is no doubt that the coronavirus has impacted the way we are going to celebrate this year.

We all can still enjoy delicious foods and even give gifts to our loved ones that we won’t be able to visit with this year. 

Whip up a batch of this homemade applesauce in the crockpot and send it to your family to let them know you are still thinking about them. 

Don’t forget to share this post on your favorite social media and leave me a comment letting me know what you thought of this homemade applesauce. 

How to Make Applesauce In a Crockpot

How to Make Applesauce In a Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs of Peeled Apples
  • 1/2 Cup of Honey
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
  • 3/4 of a Cup of Water

Instructions

    Peel about 5 lbs of apples and add them to a CrockPot set on high. Add all of the other ingredients and cook on high for about 7 hours.

After the applesauce has been cooked thoroughly, you will have an apple cider type liquid in the CrockPot .

You can drain this out and use it for other recipes, drink it, or throw it away. I just like to add a little extra water to prevent things from burning to the crockpot and the liquid increases as the apples cook.

After draining the excess liquid, put the applesauce into a blender and then refrigerate until cool.

 

Sue-Tanya Mchorgh

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I never made applesauce before but now I would love to.

cyndi br

Friday 19th of August 2016

I am going to have to try this recipe I never have cooked applesauce in the crockpot. Would be so much easier

Sarh+S

Sunday 29th of November 2015

I've never made applesauce in the crockpot, but when my boys were babies I did make them applesauce as baby food and I just steamed them in my fancy little baby bullet steamer. It was great fun, but now that I have no more babies I will have to give this a try! They all LOVE applesauce!

Maggie+Branch

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

I have never tried crock pot applesauce. However, I love applesauce and am thinking this would make my house smell delicious. Totally on my to do list for this winter.

CourtneyLynne

Monday 23rd of November 2015

I make crockpot applesauce once a year and I never make enough.... My family goes nuts over it!

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