Turn fresh apples into one of the best Crock-Pot Homemade Apple Sauce with this simple and delicious recipe. Can the applesauce in jars or freeze!
Slow Cooker Homemade Apple Sauce
When apples are in season and at a great cost at the grocery store I like to make up a batch or two of homemade applesauce in my slow cooker. Not only is a economical but you know exactly what is in the applesauce when you make it from scratch.
Depending on what variety of apples you use you may want to add a little sugar or sweetener to your applesauce. But what is great with this recipe is that you can fully cook the apple sauce and then test it for sweetness and add sweetener to your liking. But, if you like your applesauce on the tart side then leave it unsweetened.
Make It Your Own!
My family likes their homemade applesauce a tad on the sweeter side so I add either white granulated sugar or brown sugar. You can also sweeten with honey, agave syrup, stevia, Splenda or any sweetener of your choice.
To bring on that fall vibe sometimes I add a tablespoon or two of ground cinnamon for the best cinnamon applesauce!
Store Your Homemade CrockPot Applesauce!
Once your homemade crockpot applesauce is cooked and flavored just the way you like it you can either eat it right away (warm or chilled), store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freezer for up to 1 year. OR if you a home canner you can easily can this into pint sized canning jars. This recipe will yield about 10 pint sized jelly jars of home-canned applesauce.
Give this classic recipe a try and enjoy your own homemade applesauce!
You can make homemade applesauce from any variety of apples. But we have found that using a mixture of several different varieties makes for the best apple sauce. Using a tart variety of apple like Granny Smith combined with a couple of sweet varieties such as Golden Delicious and Honeycrisp will give you a perfect blend of sweet and tart.
Yes, homemade applesauce is lovely when you add warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves. You can even use store-bought apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice or make your own spice blend. Start with a tablespoon and add more if you want more spice flavoring.
Applesauce can be water bath canned for long term food storage. We recommend looking over the basics of water bath canning over on the Ball Mason Jars website which will give you the basics of how to can food using the water bath canning method. For applesauce you will want to can applesauce for 20 minutes (adjusting for your locations altitude as needed). Home canned applesauce will store in a cool dark location for a long time, however for the best flavor and texture 1 year is a good time frame to try and eat up your home canned applesauce!
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Crock-Pot Homemade Apple Sauce
- 14 Medium Apples (peeled, cored and diced)
- ½ Cup Water
- Add prepared apples and water to a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.14 Medium Apples –½ Cup Water
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours.
- Using a food mill, food processor or blender puree the cooked apples until smooth.
- Add pureed apples back into slow cooker and add sweetener and spices to taste (see recipe note).
- Recover slow cooker and continue to cook on LOW for an additional 4 hours.
- Once apple sauce is cooked you can ladle the hot apple sauce into canning jars and process in a water bath canner for 20 minutes, adjusting for altitude as needed. OR you can store the apple sauce in freezer containers in the freezer for up to 1 year.