Easy peasy crockpot applesauce

Hey guys, how’s your week starting out? I hope your Monday was a good one.  I felt like the day went by pretty fast, and I ended the day with a late yoga class at one of my favorite spots, which was an awesome way to unwind.

Today I wanted to share my go-to applesauce recipe with you guys.  Making applesauce was one of my Fall bucket list things to do, and there is something just so cozy and comforting about homemade applesauce.  When we went apple picking I made sure to get enough to make applesauce.  This recipe makes about 3 cups, I already wish I had doubled it, it has been such a tasty, healthy treat.

Easy Crockpot Applesauce


  • 6-7 apples
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • optional: 1/4 tablespoon seasoning, I used pumpkin spice pie, which was delicious.  Cinnamon is always good as well.

Directions:  Wash, core and slice your apples.  No need to peel them, just slice into roughly the same size pieces.

Toss in lemon juice, then place in crockpot. Pour in water and sprinkle on seasoning  Cook on high for 2.5-3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours (note: cooking time will vary depending on how large your apple pieces are).

Once completely cooked (soft, uniform color, starting to break down), mash for chunky applesauce, or blend for a smooth applesauce. I used my immersion blender to get it smooth, a regular blender can also be used, but be careful of hot applesauce splatter.

**Serving suggestion: spoon a little warm applesauce onto vanilla ice cream.  The hubs and I did this right after it finished cooking and it was just like having pie with ice cream, so tasty!

Let me know if you give it a try.  Have you ever made applesauce?  What’s your favorite apple recipe?  I love a good pie or crumble this time of year.


36 thoughts on “Easy peasy crockpot applesauce

  1. Yummm! I made homemade applesauce for my toddler when he first started solids, but it’s been awhile and this recipe has me craving it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I never knew you could leave the skins on! I’m so in the mood for homemade applesauce now- and the ice cream idea is perfection! 😉

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