Slow Cooker Applesauce



  • 3 pounds Stemilt apples (approximately 6 large apples), preferably a mix of sweet and tart
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice (approximately 1 large lemon)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • Optional: 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Optional: 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Optional: 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

This set-it-and-forget-it Slow Cooker Applesauce recipe is perfect if you have extra apples on hand.

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  • Yield
    16 servings
  • Prep time
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  • Cuisine
    European, American
  • In Category
    Side dish
  • Level


  1. Peel, core and chop the apples (note: there are inexpensive peeler/corer/slicer all-in-one tools that make this process incredibly fast and simple).
  2. Place the chopped apples, lemon juice, water and salt in the bowl of a slow cooker, as well as the butter, cinnamon and nutmeg, if using.
  3. Stir the ingredients and close the lid.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  5. Serve warm, or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Optional: for a smoother consistency, the applesauce can be pureed in a blender, food processor, or with an immersion blender.

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories: 52
    • Fat Content: 0.9g
    • Cholesterol Content: 2mg
    • Sodium Content: 18mg
    • Carbohydrate Content: 11.9g
    • Fiber Content: 2.2g
    • Sugar Content: 8.8g
    • Protein Content: 0.3g