Crock-Pot Applesauce

Fall is officially upon us in the Windy City. If it wasn’t switching my drawers from shorts and tanks to sweaters or now wearing a coat + scarf on a daily basis, then it was the nip in the air that caused my hands and nose to go numb watching the Chicago Marathon.

Post-marathon viewing I made the executive decision that it was the perfect fall day for my inaugural attempt at homemade applesauce.




8 medium apples (use a combination Honey Crisp, Gala, Macintosh, Fuji, etc)
1 strip of lemon peel (use half of what is pictured above *ahem* I used too much lemon peel)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 inch cinnamon stick
5 tsp light brown sugar (unpacked)


  1. Peel, core and chop the apples.
  2. Add the sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice and cinnamon stick.
  3. Set crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours. Stir apples occasionally, apples will slowly become a delicious applesauce.
  4. Remove cinnamon stick and lemon peel.
  5. Option to use a blender or whisk to smooth the applesauce, but I liked the chunkier texture — seemed more homemade to me.
  6. Eat or can keep refrigerated up to 3 weeks.

Original Recipe: Mommy Makes It Better blog, adapted from Skinnytaste


Perfect for a snack, side, dessert, or a fabulous gift idea for teachers, coworkers, family or friends this holiday season.


8 thoughts on “Crock-Pot Applesauce

  1. Reblogged this on KeepnUpWithJ and commented:
    As the slightly cooler weather that we call “fall” inches in around us in Texas, I’ve been looking for seasonal treats to try in honor of my favorite season….

    On my list of “to-dos” in the coming weeks is this simple crockpot applesauce. This was originally posted by one of my best friends, Kate, who is currently a guest-blogger for The Thread Affect, which is the blog of a friend currently on an eight month trip discovering the world… ENJOY! ~ J


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