Homemade Applesauce

Monday, October 14, 2013

When my children were babies I made homemade applesauce for them all the time.  Then life got busy and I started purchasing it and haven't made any homemade applesauce for years...until this week.

Homemade Applesauce...

I used my crock pot and the applesauce came out delicious.  If you don't like it chunky, you can use your blender to puree the apples after they have cooked.  But I left ours chunky.

Homemade Applesauce

  • 12 to 15 Apples; I used Cortland
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBS. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water


Peel, core and chop the apples.  
Add the apples to the crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Add the water, lemon juice, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Cook on low 4 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally until the apples turn to applesauce.  
Use a blender to get the applesauce smooth or if you enjoy a chunky applesauce, leave sauce as is.   

Apples ready to be peeled...

Ready to cook...

The most delicious applesauce ever...

Your house will smell wonderful as the apples are cooking all day in the crock pot.  
***Note:  I have made this recipe with Splenda brown sugar and it works just as well.  


  1. I love homemade apple sauce. It tastes so much better than the canned kind. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Nothing quite like homemade apple sauce, such a delicious treat and wonderful this time of year. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. Love homemade applesauce Lois. BUT I never used a crockpot. I'm still on the hunt for one - actually I've been so busy that I really haven't been able to pick one up. Thanks for sharing your recipe which I will try as soon as I can buy my crockpot :).

  4. If I get ahold of those wild apples...

  5. I love making apple sauce in the crock pot. The kids love it better than store bought! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  6. Great job Lois! I just made applesauce in the slow cooker too. We always add cinnamon and other spices. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! See you next week.

  7. We just love homemade Apple Sauce, it is really delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen