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Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce - TSLC

This homemade appleasauce is so much better than the bought.  It is great in recipes for muffins, pancakes and cakes, too.  You can increase or decrease the spices to suit yourself.

10 medium sized apples, peeled and cored, cut up in pieces (I used Red Delicious for this one but you could use about any kind of apple)

1 cup water

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon cardamom

2 to 3 tablespoons honey

Place apples in crock pot. Mix together water, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom and honey with a wire whisk.  Pour over apples.  Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high 4 hours. Great as a side dish for any meal. Will keep at least two weeks or longer in the fridge. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.  Enjoy!

(Note:  You can mash up the apples in the cooked sauce if you want to make it smoother. We like it chunky and I like the chunky better for using in recipes.)

Check out my recipe for Applesauce Muffins and Applesauce Snackin’ Cake.

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8 Responses

  1. Made it yesterday and it is devine! My apples must’ve been way to juicy though and along with the sauce it was too much liquid it wouldn’t thicken up. So I did something I rarely and thickened it a bit more with a little corn starch slurry. And I used ground ginger instead of cardamon cuz I didn’t have any. In my spice conversion chart it says that is the substitute for it.

    • Happy you like this applesauce and that is a good idea to thicken it a little if it needs it. Thanks for posting this so we know it can be thickened if need be.

      • Or just a little less sauce…maybe as you go along add little bits. It took me a long time to peel em ( I used 12) and I put em in water like a potato not to brown but they did a little, didn’t affect the taste any. Maybe if I add a little lemon to the water, you think that will help?

      • Yes, the lemon will keep it from turning brown but it doesn’t matter to me if it is brown or not.

      • It didn’t to me either lol it wasn’t badly brown and there was no taste diff!

  2. Thank you for sharing, I sent it to every one in my Address Book. Every one loves Apple Sauce & Your right about Home made being the best.
    Again I want to thank you.

    • You are so welcome Anna. Happy to have you on the site and hope you enjoy the applesauce. Thank you for sharing.

  3. this sounds good, will make this weekend.

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