Recipe Redux Slow Cooker Chunky Applesauce


This has to be the easiest, most versatile dish I’ve ever made via the slow cooker.  You simply combine apples with cinnamon and turn on the slow cooker.  I actually wanted to make this with pears but the Gala apples were pretty and on sale the day I went to the supermarket.

You can enjoy it just as is, with yogurt or ice cream…


or stirred into a bowl of oatmeal

Now you may look at the recipe and think I accidentally left out the sugar. Nope. When apples are in season, the flavor will be at peak.  So there’s no need for sugar. You may be surprised at how the apples cook down to a sweet, aromatic and versatile applesauce. Gala, Jonagold or Cameo are a few sweet apple varieties to try.

Yields 6

3 hours Cook Time

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  • 2 pounds Gala apples, peeled, cut into large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Peel, slice and cut the apples into large chunks.
  2. Add the apples and cinnamon to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours depending on desired texture.
  4. Enjoy as is or on yogurt, in oatmeal or over chicken or pork.

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4 Comments on Recipe Redux Slow Cooker Chunky Applesauce

  1. Serena Ball
    October 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM (6 years ago)
    I've always made applesauce with sugar. But I'm totally going to try this simple recipe! What a great point that peak-of-season apples bring out the sweetness! Reply
    • Marisa
      October 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM (6 years ago)
      The cinnamon helps enhance the flavor too. Let me know what you think of the recipe! Reply
  2. Marian David
    November 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM (6 years ago)
    Thank you for this! Can this be frozen? I have been looking for ways to cut the sugar in my diet but still satisfy my sweet tooth without the guilt. This will awaken my oatmeal, too. I really like oatmeal and eat it plain mostly but this will be a treat. Reply
    • Marisa
      November 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM (6 years ago)
      Yes! You can freeze it. That's a great way to savor the flavor of fall/winter apples throughout the year. Reply

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