Spiced Applesauce in the Slow Cooker

Crock Pot Applesauce Recipe! Apples in the slow cooker make the most delicious applesauce. Easy, warm, and cinnamony!

Remember that time I asked you to use applesauce to bake donuts? I hope so; it was yesterday. Welp, here’s a reminder. Aaaand a recipe for spiced applesauce in the slow cooker. Does it get better than that?

Crock Pot Applesauce Recipe! Apples in the slow cooker make the most delicious applesauce. Easy, warm, and cinnamony!


Now’s the season for something warm, homey, and brown sugared. I can’t think of anything better than filling my house with the smell of apples and cinnamon, can you?

Slow Cooker Spiced Applesauce

Makes: 8 Servings

Serving Size: about 1/3 cup

Calories per serving: 124

Fat per serving: 0


  • 8 medium apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Combine apples and water in your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. Taste and add more cinnamon to your liking.

Nutrition Information & Notes:

Nutrition Information: Calories 124, Fat 0g, Carb 37g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 33g, Protein 0g

adapted from AllRecipes




18 thoughts on “Spiced Applesauce in the Slow Cooker

    1. Alicia

      I just started making homemade applesauce. The first time I threw what I had. When my kids were in kindergarten they made some. The teachers encouraged them to bring 3 different apples. It was really tasty. :)

  1. Amanda Morey

    I recently started making applesauce in the slow cooker and it is wonderful! It makes me actually enjoy apple sauce again.

  2. Marlene Dotterer

    Mine is even easier – I thoroughly wash, but don’t peel the apples. I cut them in four pieces, cut out the core and throw the rest in the slow cooker.

    I turn it on.

    In the morning, I add spices: cinnamon (lots!), nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

    Then I attack the whole thing with my stick blender.

    That’s it. No sugar, no water, nada. Just apples, along with the peels, which you’ll never know were in there.

    I like to use a variety of apples. Maybe half or 3/4 Granny Smith or Macintosh, then a mixture of whatever’s on sale. Pears and other fruits have been know to apply.

    So good!

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    Oh!!! You read my mind! Or my comment. Or both!

  4. sarah

    Hmmm, mine came out watery. I’m thinking it doesn’t even need the water? What kind of apples are best, maybe I used watery-er apples?

  5. Kristen

    I just found you and have loved reading your blog. I just made applesauce and all I did was core them and bake them in a covered castiron pot for about 45 min. at 325. They were devine! I used some pippin and some granny smith. I did not peel them. The red peel gives them a pink hue.

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