Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

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Homemade applesauce is so simple to make right in your slow cooker!
Super simple Cinnamon Applesauce made in the slow cooker! | Persnickety Plates

Happy Monday! And happy June! I can’t even really believe we’re halfway through 2015 already. Did you have a good weekend? It rained a ton here so our splash pad plans got postponed. It also went from like 83 degrees on Friday to 50 degrees on Sunday. Hopefully it straightens up soon because we have a lot of activities we want o do with Julia and she’s getting tired of going to Target and Sam’s Club for fun.
Super simple Cinnamon Applesauce made in the slow cooker! | Persnickety Plates
Being stuck inside all weekend meant I got to do some cooking and baking. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you saw me wondering what my new neighbors think of me taking pictures of food on my back deck. I’m sure someone has seen me by now and it must look strange.

Whatever, I’ve seen some of them do some odd things, too.

I miss making Julia purees now that she’s older and eating “grown up” food, but she still likes applesauce. Most people like applesauce, right?

I don’t. I love apples, but I don’t like applesauce. But my husband, dad, and Julia loved this. It’s so easy to make and I love that you know everything that’s in it. No preservatives. Nothing artificial. Plus, it’s super easy and makes a ton. That I can appreciate.

Super simple Cinnamon Applesauce made in the slow cooker! | Persnickety Plates

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Persnickety Plates
Cinnamon applesauce is so easy to make right in your slow cooker!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • Approx. 2 lbs of apples I used 11 Gala apples
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Wash and peel the apples. Chop them (I used an apple slicer) and place them in the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, toss together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apples and stir to coat.
  • Pour the water and lemon juice over the apples and stir again to coat.
  • Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Use a potato masher to get the consistency you're after.

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Things you may need:
My favorite slow cooker
Airtight containers for storage

Super simple Cinnamon Applesauce made in the slow cooker! | Persnickety Plates

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  1. kentuckylady717 says

    I make applesauce, but I don’t use sugar or water…..I just sprinkle some cinnamon on the cut up apples and put in slow cooker and cook on low…..until they get tender as I want them….you don’t even have to mash them up…..they just cook all to pieces , I always send my daughter some, she puts them in her oatmeal for breakfast…..

    • Melissa Williams says

      My daughter is 14 months so I went with a smoother texture but yes, the additional water is optional. She probably could have went without the sugar, too, but it’s not much =)

  2. Jill says

    Leave the peels on for a healthier version. I canned over 100 jars of applesauce last year–some with cinnamon, some without. Nothing else added & my kids love it!

  3. Claudie Harris says

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I used organic apples and didn’t peel them. When the applesauce is put in a food processor, the skins dissolve. Many vitamins in the skin, so buy organic and don’t peel. Instead of making chunks, I sliced them. The crockpot is a great way to cook apples! I don’t use cinnamon myself. I prefer a bit of vanilla.

  4. cindy says

    5 stars
    What a great way to cook the apples. I never thought of doing it this way. Less chance of burning it.

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