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How To Make Homemade Applesauce

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 3

The next best thing to do with all those apples after pie is make a batch of slow cooker applesauce. Apples get peeled, cut up, and thrown with some spice and apple juice-- and in a few hours, you've got applesauce! ...MORE+ LESS-

Wit and Vinegar
October 13, 2014


teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
baseball sized apples of a sweet variety, I used Gala
cup apple juice or apple cider


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  • 1
    Peel, core, and chop apples into 1 inch pieces.
  • 2
    Add apples to slow cooker with juice/cider and cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice.
  • 3
    Cook for 3 hours on high, or until apples have become tender, stirring the apples every 45 minutes. Mash with a potato masher or give it a go in a food processor until desired consistency is reached.

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  • And sometimes you’re tempted to buy a 5 lb. bag because you think you’ll make a bunch of apple pies and then you buy it and you’re like, NOPE.

    The next best thing to do with all those apples is make a batch of homemade applesauce. It’s so easy with a slow cooker. Apples get peeled, cut up, thrown into the slow cooker with some spice and apple juice and in a few hours you’ve got applesauce. Bing bang boom.

    INGREDIENTS! And by ingredients I mean apples, apple juice or cider, and cinnamon or some sassy pumpkin pie spice.

    First step is prepping all the apples. Look at that evolution of the applesauce apple. Peeled apple gets cut in half, then into quarters, then a diagonal cut is made to remove the core.

    These pieces get cut into four and tossed into a slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. Set to high, wait three hours and you’ve got applesauce. Note: depending on how ripe the apples are you might have to use a potato masher or a food processor to make it really smooth. I prefer a chunky sauce.

    Dish it up, sprinkle with cinnamon and grab a spoon!

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