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Slow cooker applesauce in a small blue bowl with a spoon next to it and apples in the background.

Crockpot Cinnamon Applesauce

This 3-ingredient crockpot cinnamon applesauce will make your entire home smell delicious! 

Yield: 3 cups applesauce 1x
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 6 hoursTotal: 6 hours 15 minutes


  • 810 apples (any variety), peeled* and cut into 1/2 – 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water (or apple cider)

*Alternately, leave the peel on and then use an immersion blender at the end. 

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Make It Now:

  1. Stir together the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water together in a crock pot.
  2. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours. Mash with a potato masher or blend with an immersion blender to desired consistency. Eat warm or cold. Store in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.

Freeze For Later: Let the apple sauce cool completely. Place applesauce into freezer-safe containers and freeze for up to 3 months.

Prepare From Frozen: Thaw the apples overnight in the fridge. You can also thaw them in a bowl of water if you’re in a hurry.


  • Apples that are slightly tart and firm, such as Granny Smith, Jonathan, or McIntosh, work best for this recipe. For a more complex flavor, try using a mix of different apple varieties.
  • If blending the sauce after cooking, be careful not to over blend. It can turn into baby food quickly!
  • The apples can overcook in the crockpot, becoming darker and taking on a caramelized flavor. So keep an eye on them and turn off the slow cooker once they are soft enough to mash.
© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: Slow Cooker