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Slow Cooker Applesauce
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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Let the slow cooker make your applesauce in the background while you get to work in the kitchen. Tastes delicious and freezes well.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Sweet
Keyword: applesauce, slow cooker applesauce
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Whole Food Bellies

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 10 medium sized apples use a variety for the best flavour
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Wash the apples well and then core and quarter them
  • Toss the apples in the slow cooker with the lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Cook on low for 4 hours
  • Blend the apples in batches in the blender (remember it will expand when hot so don't put too much in the blender. A handheld immersion blender would work great here if you have one)
  • Serve and enjoy

Notes

I leave the skin on the apple as I can't justify spending extra money on organic apples and then throwing away the skin. Plus I have smooth applesauce so I can get away with leaving the skin on as it all gets blended anyway. If you prefer a chunkier sauce, I would probably remove the skins from about half of the apples, so you don't have too many bits.
This will store in the fridge for a week or two and in the freezer for a couple of months.
Make sure you freeze in portions so you can just pull out what you need.
If you do not have a slow cooker, this can be cooked on the stovetop at medium heat for about 25 mins before blending.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.6g | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 17.6g