This sweet slow cooker apple sauce is perfect if you need to feed a crowd or simply just want to stock up. I find it great if I am cooking for a large number of people and need a lot of apple sauce.
One of the best things about this recipe is that you only need five straightforward ingredients. It’s the perfect recipe if you have a ton of apples but not a lot of other ingredients.
It’s unlikely you want to eat this by itself, but it goes great with a ton of other dishes. If you have multiple slow cookers, then something like a delicious pork loin or whole chicken will go perfectly with the sauce.
You can also use this in a lot of different desserts where you need an apple filling or similar. Perfect if you need to make a ton of apple pies, tarts or anything similar.
Much like the apple butter or the tasty apple crisp, this dish is a great way to use up some apples if you have too many. You can store this in the fridge for roughly five days, or you can freeze it down and reheat when needed.
There are certain types of apple that you can use to get better results. For example, something like granny smith or Jonagold are two suitable types of apple. Just look for either good stewing or baking apples, you can usually get these at any good supermarket.
If you want to see how this recipe is done then be sure to check out the short, snappy video I have prepared below. It will take you through all the steps to making this sauce including what it should look like. It’s incredibly handy for anyone who prefers to see things done visually.
Slow Cooker Apple Sauce Recipe
- 2kg apples (4 pounds), cored, peeled and cubed
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- ½ cup water
- 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or 3-4 hours on high.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients until you get the consistency you want. You’re able to skip this if you prefer a chunky apple sauce.
- Serve & Enjoy
- You can preserve the apple sauce so you can store it in the cupboard, but this requires a fair few extra steps. This handy guide will take you through the steps to correctly storing the sauce in a jar, so it’s sterilized. If done correctly the sauce will last a lot longer and can be stored either in the fridge or cupboard.
- You don’t have to peel the apples if you don’t want to. The biggest difference is the texture which may or may not bother you.
- If you prefer things to be more on the sweet side, then simply increase the amount of sugar to half a cup. You can probably go all the way up to cup but to be safe, I would stay at half a cup. On the flipside, you can just leave the sugar out completely.
- Don’t blitz the apples if you want a chunky slow cooker apple sauce.
If you want to know the nutritional information for this slow cooker apple sauce, then you can find it right below. I got this information using an online calculator so it may not be 100% correct.
I assume the average serving for this apple sauce is the equivalent to 8 Tbsp. Keep in mind the information below will vary if you have more or less of the sauce.
There are a ton of dishes that a good apple sauce goes great with, one of my personal favorites is nice roast pork. There is also plenty of slow cooker recipes that go great with this apple sauce, and I mention some of these towards the top of the page. You will need another slow cooker or just simply cook the apple sauce ahead of when you need it.
I hope that this slow cooker apple sauce cooks out to be as great as it did for me. If you have any issues, feedback, variations, or anything else that you would love to say, then please feel free to leave a comment below.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.