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Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

Slow Cooker Applesauce

This easy Slow Cooker Applesauce is made using just a few ingredients that you can easily customize to your liking. The final sauce is like apple pie in a jar that you can eat as a snack or topping for both sweet and savory dishes.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce recipe, homemade applesauce, slow cooker applesauce recipe, Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 350kcal
Author Trang Doan


  • 3 1/2 lbs apples 8 medium apples
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar more to taste


  • Wash, peel, core the apples and cut into 1/4” to 1/2” slices.
  • Add sliced apple and the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, give it a quick mix and cook on low for 6 hours and up to 10 hours.
  • At this point the apple should be very soft that you can mash it with a spoon to get a slightly chunky sauce. For a smoother consistency, transfer to a food processor and blend.
  • Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.



It takes about 6 hours in a crockpot on low to soften and turn the apples into applesauce. But with a crockpot set on low, you don’t have to worry about burning your apple or scorching your pan while you’re doing other things. If you leave it longer, the mixture will just continue to cook and thicken slightly into almost an apple butter.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.9mg