Store-bought applesauce just can’t compete with the homemade, good-stuff. I guarantee that once you make it yourself you’ll never want anything but homemade applesauce.
This recipe pairs so very well with breakfast dishes like Sourdough Pancakes, Waffles, or Chocolate Chip Muffins, alongside holiday treats such as Honey Sweetened Monster Cookies or Sourdough Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. I mean…what doesn’t go well with a side of applesauce? Especially the homemade kind!
Crock pot cinnamon applesauce is a great from-scratch recipe for anyone to try. It’s inexpensive, extremely easy, and absolutely delicious! Just throw all the ingredients in a crock pot, enjoy the cozy scents that fill the air, and come back in a few hours to mash the apples up. That’s it! I promise that homemade applesauce will be your family’s new favorite treat. Store bought options don’t even begin to compare. All the ingredients and instructions are listed below. Find even more from-scratch recipes at the very end of this post. Enjoy!
How to Make Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce
What You’ll Need:
- Apple peeler
- Crock Pot
- A knife/apple corer
- Cutting board
- Wooden spoon
- 4-5 pounds of apples (I recommend Gala apples, but any variety will do)
- 1/4-1/2 cup of sugar (you can add more or less depending on preference)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 TBS Cinnamon (optional)
- Wash and peel the apples then core them. I find an apple corer to make this tedious step much easier, but a sharp knife will work as well.
- Place apple slices in the Crockpot and add the remaining ingredients.
- Stir to combine.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until apples are very soft.
- Mash apples with a wooden spoon.
- After the sauce has cooled, store in a sealed container in the refrigerator, or can and store away for later. Enjoy!
- This makes about 6 cups of applesauce.
- The amount of sugar needed for this recipe depends on what variety of apple you use. For example, I prefer to use Galas for this recipe because they are naturally sweet and, therefore, do not require as much sugar. On the other hand, a crab apple is quite sour, so more sugar is needed if you want to tone down the tang.
- There are so many different varieties of apples that’ll work just fine for applesauce. A lot of it depends on personal preference, so don’t think you can only use the specific varieties I reference in this post.
If you make this recipe and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you served it!
How to Store It
I like to store my applesauce in pint size jars. This will keep for a few weeks in the fridge. You can even make a large batch and can it for later!
How Long Does it Last?
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Good luck getting it to last that long though!
More From Scratch Recipes
- Sourdough Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
- Fermented Pickles
- Sourdough Drop Biscuits
- Homemade Tortillas
- Honey Sweetened Mug Brownie
- Sourdough Pizza Crust