Homemade CrockPot Applesauce



Who would have thought that making applesauce was soooo easy? I have had numerous people tell me that after making this recipe, they vow never to buy store-bought again! I can’t say that will happen for sure..but I can say, this will probably be added to your “must make” Fall recipes each year! What child wouldn’t want to come home from a long day at school to the smell of  homemade applesauce?


Fresh apples from the orchard – I used Gala 


Core and slice



Chop into small chunks 
My little one did an apple project today…so this was a special treat for her..and me 🙂 
Make sure to discard peels in the trash, not disposal….peelings are  the worst for the disposal! (I have learned the hard way)
place your peeled and cut apples in the crock pot with 1/2 cup water and 1/2 sugar


 I like to sprinkle of cinnamon on top


 Turn on high for 4 hours- this is what it will look like. Leaving it like this is amazing..nice and chunky!


If you like it more “applesaucey” use a hand held mixer or an emersion blender right in the crock pot


 This is what it will look like


We love warm applesauce right out of the crockpot- you may cool it as well. Both are delicious


The perfect after school snack for this time of year!

My favorite apples for applesauce: Gala, Fuji, and Jonagold.

Homemade CrockPot Applesauce
Serves: 6
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  • 10 Apples peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar (optional)
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  1. Put all in Crockpot for 4 hours on High.
  2. May use an emersion blender/ handheld mixer to make smooth..or you can leave chunky.









  1. That looks so good! I haven’t heard of making apple sauce in the crock pot before, I can definitely do that!

  2. Question, are you saying 1/2 CUP water and 1/2 CUP sugar?
    Thanks so much!

  3. I’ve made this too, just did the other day, and it is wonderful! I wanted to share a couple of things to make it even easier. I’ve found there is no need to cut the apples into chunks, they still cook just fine when using the apple slicer only. If you want it slightly chunky, use a whisk to stir it up after cooking. Also, this last time I didn’t even peel the apples because I can’t stand spending time on stuff like that. Use the emersion blender to make it all smooth; yum, plus the benefit of all the added vitamins! I love your website Janelle. Thank you for your ministry.

  4. I am looking forward to trying this. How much cinnamon do you recommend using?

  5. Can this bee frozen and or canned?

  6. How many apples did you use?

  7. Hi! Can you recommend a way I can freeze without having to can? I’ve never done that before and it seems very difficult. Can I just put the applesauce into freezer containers or something simple like that?

  8. About how many servings is it?

  9. What a lovely way to make applesauce, Janelle! It really must make the house smell amazing. British apples are at their peak right now and I have quite a lot of them on hand, so I will look forward to giving this recipe a try.

  10. Love, love, love this recipe!
    Tomorrow I will be making my third batch in one week. Everyone loves the applesauce and just
    how easy the recipe is.
    I have also had fun experimented with different apples.
    Thanks for sharing your recipes 🙂

  11. Christine says:

    Even quicker and just the same in the microwave. Nice with a bit of jam stirred in instead of the cinnamon and sugar. taste first: some apples don’t need sugar. have made gallons of this every year as we have two prolific apple trees in the garden.


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