Slow Cooker Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade applesauce not only tastes wonderful and smells good while cooking, but it is easy to make too. When you use your slow cooker to make applesauce, the delicious and warm smell permeates your home for hours.

easy chunky cinnamon applesauce recipe canned bowl

With just a few ingredients, you will have a sweet and tasty snack. There are so many varieties of apples to choose from when you make homemade applesauce. Soft varieties are better suited for making applesauce, and having a mixture of apples makes the taste well rounded.

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Some apple types you may want to use: Golden Delicious, Fuji, Cortland, McIntosh, Gala, and Gravenstein. For my applesauce, I used a mixture of Fuji, Golden Delicious, Gala, and Honeycrisp.

fresh apples from farmers market washed

If you visit farmers markets in the fall, definitely see which freshly picked apples they have available. I was able to find quite a few different varieties to choose from and they have all been sweet and delicious!

This month I am joining up with a small group of other crafty bloggers for a monthly challenge and the theme was Fall Recipes. Check the bottom of this post for other tasty recipes that you will love this fall!

Slow Cooker Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce

Slow cooker applesauce is so easy to make! You will love the wonderful flavor of the cinnamon applesauce, and it's so much better for you than the jarred store-bought kind. 

Ingredients for Cinnamon Applesauce

cinnamon applesauce ingredients

12-14 medium size apples (a variety of any soft and sweet apple)
1/2 cup apple juice
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions to Make Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

1. Use nonstick spray to coat the inside of your slow cooker. This makes for faster cleanup.

apples peeled and sliced for applesauce recipe

2. Wash your apples, then peel and slice. I use an apple slicer to make it a quick and easy job.
3. Place your apples in the slow cooker, add juices, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
4. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low for 3 hours. Apples will be softened, but will not fall apart.
5. Stir with wooden spoon to break up apple pieces, or use a potato masher. In our house, 3 of us love chunky applesauce and I stir for about 2 minutes. The 4th member of our family liked very smooth applesauce and I use a blender to make it smooth for her.

bowl of fresh home made applesauce

That's it! Serve and enjoy! Or store in the refrigerator for up to a week. But really, once your family smells this cooking, it will be gone in no time at all.

delicious chunky cinnamon applesauce with fresh apples

You will have a flavor filled snack to eat on these crisp autumn days. It also tastes great over vanilla ice cream!
delicious and easy home made cinnamon applesauce recipe

I hope you love this delicious fall recipe as much as our family! My children asked for this three times in one day for a snack. I call that a definite hit!

For other Fall Recipes, you will have to visit these other taste bud pleasing recipes from other creative bloggers!
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  1. I have never made it but I need to try and do so. I have a friend who makes it every year and freezes hers, that way they have it year round.

  2. That looks so good, Ali! I have one of those apple slicers, too. I love it.

  3. Yum. Thanks for sharing this recipe for our fall recipe round up. With it being apple picking season we have lots of apples to can.

  4. I've never made applesauce in a slow cooker before. I think I may have to give this a try!

  5. I love using my slow cooker for things like this! I made a pumpkin applesauce that was SO good!

  6. Sounds yummy. I bet this is great with oatmeal. Next time I have some leftover apples, I should try this.


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