Easy Crock Pot Applesauce

My grandma makes the best homemade applesauce. Warm and sweet, boy is it good, especially served on top of potato pancakes. I could eat myself sick and still want more.

Until this year I had never experimented with making my own applesauce. Why complicate things when I could purchase a jar of Mott’s for just a few dollars? The taste doesn’t compare, however. I was looking for a fun fall activity to complete with my students when it hit me… applesauce! 

I hunted for an easy recipe (I was making it with fourth and fifth graders after all) when I came across one that cooks in the crock pot. Toss your ingredients in, set the temperature, and come back in a few hours. No fuss, it’s that simple. Did I mention it’s also delicious? Not only did my picky students gobble it up, my picky husband gobbled the leftovers and wanted more. I’d say that’s one for the recipe book. 


  • 12-15 large apples; peeled, cored, and sliced thin (I used Macintosh but any variety will work)
  • 1/2 generous cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon 
  • 1 cup water

    Layer apples, sugar, and cinnamon in crock pot. Pour water over top. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours. The apples break down pretty well on their own, a few stirs with a spoon is all that is needed to get the perfect consistency. 

    I hope you enjoy this easy recipe. Let me know if you give it a try!


    5 thoughts on “Easy Crock Pot Applesauce

        1. I made it and it was AMAZING. My remembered my mother in law added vanilla extract to hers so I tried adding a tad bit of it and it was fabulous. 🙂 I will definitely being making applesauce this way from now on!


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