I love my slow cooker*. It has made countless dinners an effortless process. Additionally, it’s been fun trying a variety of dump recipes during my hiatus. I recently discovered that I could make slow cooker Spiced Cinnamon Applesauce, and now I don’t want to go back to regular store-bought applesauce.
There’s something cozy about homemade applesauce. It has a richer flavor that varies widely depending on the apples you use. Better still, you can completely control how sweet your applesauce is when you make it yourself. Although I like to turn my applesauce into a luxurious dessert, you are more than welcome to skip the sugar and opt for a healthier version of this recipe.
Consider Granny Smith Apples
I am a big fan of Granny Smith Apples. I frequently make what I call an “apple snack” where I drizzle peanut butter, sprinkle chocolate chips, and toss in a few nuts and eat the mess with a great deal of relish. That sharp, almost sour flavor and crispy texture only comes from a Granny Smith apple, and I can’t get enough of them.
Whenever I make applesauce, I prefer using Granny Smith apples. They lend a certain tartness that the apple pie spice and the cinnamon sugar softens rather than dulls. When cooked with everything else, the apples taste like liquid gold.
But just because I prefer Granny Smith apples doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. You can make applesauce from just about any apples you have on hand. You could even do a mix of multiple apples and create your own unique flavors. If you prefer a sauce that’s less tart and more sweet, consider using Gala or Fuji apples.
Slow Cooker Spiced Cinnamon Applesauce
- 453 Grams Apples – Peeled, Chopped, and Sliced (3 Pounds)
- 100 Grams White Granulated Sugar (1/2 Cup)
- 2 Grams Apple Pie Spice (1 Teaspoon)
- 0.5 Grams Salt (1/8 Teaspoon)
- 2 Grams Vanilla Extract (1/2 Teaspoon)
- 118 Grams Water (1/2 Cup)
- Put the apples in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- In a small bowl whisk together the sugar, apple pie spice, and salt. Sprinkle over the apples.
- Pour the water and vanilla extract over the apples.
- Cover with the lid and cook for 4 hours on high.
- Whisk the apples together until smooth.
- Serve warm or allow to cool completely before storing in a sealed container in the fridge.
Did You Try It?
I love homemade applesauce, and it’s fun to serve this slow-cooker recipe to my friends and family. But I’m always open to new ideas and feedback. If you have suggestions for improving this slow-cooker spiced cinnamon applesauce, let me know in the comment section below or shoot me a message through my contact me page. If you enjoy this recipe as it is, please leave a star-rating to support my site.
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