This crock pot homemade applesauce recipe calls for only 3 ingredients, apples, water and cinnamon. The results are a sweet creamy, or chunky, side dish or dessert. I’m not going to lie. I have always been intimidated by making homemade applesauce because I can remember my mom slaving over the hot stove, mashing and pureeing the apples by hand. Growing up it was always a one time a year project we did in the fall and definitely something we looked forward too. Homemade applesauce is a totally different ball game then store jar sauce. Homemade applesauce is smoother and sweeter, like a dessert. This recipe is sweet with NO SUGAR!
Things you will need:
- Crock pot
- Apple Peeler or Knife
- Food processor/ mixer (unless you want chunky applesauce)
- 12 Baking Apples
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- I invested in an apple peeler/slicer/corer a long time ago because of the obvious, I hate doing it. If you don’t have have one, a sharp knife will do. The apples need to be cored and sliced. The skins can be left on for nutritional values, just make sure to wash them and buy organic.
- Throw the apples with skins into the crock pot, add the water and the cinnamon.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 7-8 hours, occasionally mashing the apples with a spoon as they cook.
- This step is optional, if you don’t want chunky applesauce, add the finish product into a mixer or food processor and mix until smooth.