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Slow-Cooked Applesauce Recipe

This chunky, sweet applesauce is perfect alongside main entrees. Because it's prepared in a slow cooker, you can fix it and forget it before you and the family head out for some winter fun.—Susanne Wasson, Montgomery, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:24 servings


  • 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. Yield: 12 cups.

Nutritional 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.

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pwilliams03 User ID: 8288953 236921
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"This was delish! We left out the salt, butter & vanilla for a more natural taste. Very good, will definitely make again. 10 times better than any store bought applesauce & so easy to make!"

GrannyKash User ID: 1273838 172433
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"I've always made applesauce in the slow cooker. I couldn't find my usual recipe so I went searching and found this one. Absolutely Fabulous!!! I made not changes at all."

NanaGarman User ID: 7424056 102961
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"Great applesauce and easy to make. I love to slow cook the apple sauce on 'high' for 4 hours."

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