11.13.2012

Crockpot Apple Sauce

Hey everyone, crockpot applesauce rhymes, did you know that? Say it aloud to yourself! Ready, go! This is one of the easiest recipes you can ever make, I'm serious. All you need is a crock pot, apples, a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon for taste and you let the apples cook down, mash them up a bit and then serve the applesauce. That is it! See, I told you it was the easiest recipe ever! I could end the blog post right now if I wanted too but I can't do that, THAT would be too easy. 
Want to know what are some of the better apples to cook down into applesauce?
Golden delicious, gala, mutsu, braeburn, cameo, pink lady and honey crisp. Those are the top apples to turn into sauce and I just happen to use both gala and golden delicious before I looked up the list.
Let's make the applesauce. As I said it is an easy recipe, pull out your crock pot, some brown sugar, cinnamon and your apples.
I peeled, cored and cut my apples into slices and put them into the crock pot. 





I sprinkled some brown sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples then I turned my crock pot  on. 




You can turn your crock pot on high or low and you cook the apples until they are mushy and when mashed, the apple slices fall apart easily. At this point, you can either serve up your applesauce if you like it a bit or chunky or you can blend it slightly to smooth it out a bit.


For some cute packaging, I bought some mason jars from Walmart, fabric, twine and popsicle sticks.


And here you go!



That is all it takes for homemade applesauce! Now serve, eat and enjoy!

38 comments:

Amanda Raborn said...

Meg- this looks AMAZING! I can't wait to try it- thanks for sharing! :)

Amanda
It’s An Easy Life

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Meg,
Looks wonderful! and I bet the house spells so good while the apples are cooking. I am going to make your apple sauce for Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for the recipe.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Oh how I need some of this today! ;-)

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I have always wanted to try this! Your packaging really make this fun! Such a great gift idea--especially for a Mom who goes through applesauce like its nobodies business ha!

REBrown said...

I made some of this the other day, but took out all of the sugar and just used cinnamon. It was actually really good.

Alexa said...

Yum Meg! Love those Honey Crisps...why are they SO good??

Darby Hawley said...

You make this look so doable!!! I'm so impressed and I love the way you wrapped it in the jar :-)

Courtney M said...

Looks so easy to do! and I bet it made your house smell amazing! I'll have to try this

Helene said...

this looks soo good! and I love the packaging idea.

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Such a cute (and yummy) holiday gift idea! Love it!!

Shia

Rachel said...

I've never though to use my crockpot for things other than dinner. Which is weird now that I think about it! I should try this out!

Life Unsweetened

Sarah and Stewart said...

Yum! I wish I liked applesauce but it is a texture thing for me...

Katie {katie lately} said...

I can attest that this is delicious!! Although I put it in the giftbag with Jamie's outfit for Bennett.. and it kind of spilled all over. So he had applesauce flavored overalls. And I just got to eat thicker applesauce haha :) xoxoxoxox

Sarah said...

That looks great! Going to try this...how long do you think they'll last?

Stephanie said...

Eeek! Easy and delicious, I am making this asap! Thanks Meg!

Amanda said...

I have been looking everyyywhere for a great recipe for applesauce! I made Apple Crisp last month for my husband basically the same way you did the apples but without blending!!! I'm def. going to try this!

Faith said...

so you're a genius. that is all.

B said...

thats so funny! I just made applesauce this weekend!

Erin Reissig said...

That looks amazing!!!

Natalie said...

Seriously this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Kelle said...

yum, looks delicious! and the packaging is darling :)

helen said...

love how you packaged your applesauce...these would make wonderful gifts! :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

This looks so good and would be great to have on hand for the boys.

Kayla Peveler said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) you're sweet!! I am glad you did, so that way I could find your blog now!

That recipe looks amazing and I must try it asap!!!

Excited to be your newest follower, dear.

Allison said...

I love this!! I'm going to have to give it a try. Love your cute presentation too.

Alex said...

Super easy and it looks seriously delicious! Love it :)

Lauren said...

such a cute way to package applesauce & what a cheap gift! i love homemade applesauce & so does Elyse!

Kell said...

Okay, I think this is going to have to happen ASAP. And I LOVE the way you packaged it!

Alisha said...

YUM! I'm making this recipe really soon. I've never made homemade applesauce before. Looks delicious!

Danavee said...

Ohmygosh! I am in LOVE with the packaging!!!!!!!!! How cute is that!?!?!

honey my heart said...

ooo, the apple sauce looks like it turned out so good. i'm craving some fresh apple sauce.

Leslie said...

Too funny - I was just thinking last weekend I should make some applesause. Then I decided I wasn't sure what the heck I was going to do with all of it. Your post made me want to make it again :)

Abi K. said...

what a cute gift idea! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I love apples, especially Gala.
btw, I saw your comment on Sincerely Arizona that your parents live in Tucson. That's my hometown too. went to UofA, love that little city so much :)
Abi K

Yüz Germe said...

Thanks for writing in such an encouraging post. I had a glimpse of it and couldn’t stop reading till I finished. I have already bookmarked you.
Yüz Germe

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Homemade applesauce is the only way to go!

Jes said...

Yum! Need to try this!

Lauren @ STYLELIXIR said...

This looks so delicious!! I love apple sauce (and using crock pots!), definitely going to need to try this recipe - thanks for posting it! :)

Ashley R said...

This looks amazingly good. (And p.s. I did say it out loud!!) haha