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Homemade Crockpot Applesauce

This homemade crockpot applesauce recipe is cooked low and slow and creates a deep, caramel flavor with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, crockpot, fall, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 46kcal


  • 2 1/2 pounds (6-7 medium) apples peeled* then chopped or sliced
  • 2-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup (omit completely if desired for kids)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (tapioca starch for paleo version)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice *


  • Add the apples, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, cornstarch (or tapioca flour) pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and salt to the slow cooker and gently toss with a spatula until the apples are evenly coated.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2 hours. Start checking it at 4 hours to make sure it doesn't overcook. If the apples are soft with no give they're done.
  • Taste the applesauce for sweetness then add more 1 tablespoon at a time if you like it more sweet. Allow to cool slightly then blend together with an immersion blender or food processor. If you're leaving your chunky, mix well with a for to break apart and use the back of the fork or a potato masher to mash up any larger chunks.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days for follow the directions in this post for canning.


*If you don't have pumpkin pie spice you can use a mix of 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon allspice


Serving: 1g | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.1g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 146.6mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 8.9g