Slow-Cooked Applesauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours


12 cups

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
My sweet and chunky applesauce is a perfect snack or side dish with your favorite entree. Because it's prepared in the slow cooker, you can fix it and forget it before you and the family head out for some fun. —Susanne Wasson, Montgomery, New York
Slow-Cooked Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 pounds apples (about 18 medium), peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the apples, sugar, water, salt and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until tender.
  2. Turn off heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Mash if desired. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 105 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 112mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.