Crockpot Apple (Cider) Sauce

I was trying to think of a long-winded intro for this recipe but it’s just too simple. I figured I owed you all ONE fall recipe that was apple-themed instead of continuing my minor squash-obsession. So if you have an extra hour of prep time on your hands (coring, peeling and chopping apples isn’t an easy task) or just really need to take out some stress on food, then dedicate some time to this. Because you know what they say – all good things take time. Except microwave popcorn. And 4G LTE.

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Crockpot Applesauce


  • 24-30 cored/peeled/chopped apples – variety of Macintosh, Jonathan, and Golden Delicious
  • 1 cup of Trader Joe’s Honey Crisp apple cider
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I used 4 packets of stevia instead)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon


  • Combine all ingredients in your crockpot on low for eight hours.

PS apple is one of those words that, when you write it enough times, you take a step back and think, “What IS that word?” Weird word.



  • Do you ever use your crockpot to make sweet recipes? I hadn’t before this!
  • Do you like your applesauce plain or with cinnamon/sugar, or another combo?


  1. Yay for Apple love!
    I do love making apple sauce and it’s so easy to do in the crock pot! I just add a bit of cinnamon to mine and then once it’s finished in the pot, I add a dollop of honey to sweeten it! Perfecto!

  2. GAHH!!! That looks totally awesome!

    I love crock post, but don’t use them to their full potential.
    Applesauce? YES for the cinnamon! In fact, yes for cinnamon on everything!! I am eating my oatmeal and just remembered why it’s a little off..spaced the cinnamon haha! Thanks!

  3. mmm this looks delicious. i’m a sucker for any and all things apple spice or apple cinnamon — my defaults, along with pumpkin. love those fall flavors. i don’t have a crockpot, however, and i don’t really cook, sooooo i’ll just settle for reading about those of you who do. 🙂

  4. Yum! I never used my crockpot to make something sweet! Your recipe is such a breath of fresh air amongst the pumpkin hysteria of the fall. I’ll share this with my brother, he loves apple sauce!

    1. Haha I figured it was time for a little less pumpkin a little more apple in the blog world 🙂 I’d never used it for sweet stuff either so this was a cool change! Plus it made the house smell so great all day as it was cooking!

  5. One of these days I’m going to have to give crockpot applesauce a whirl. Probably not right now, since I already have two jars of applesauce in my fridge…but someday! Haha. Also, I sampled the honey crisp cider at TJ’s a couple of weeks ago and ooommmmmggggggg. So good!

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