Cooked Applesauce

Applesauce is easy to make, especially when you use a slow cooker. It also freezes well.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 10 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 10 large apples
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice


  • Core and thinly slice apples. Combine all ingredients except lemon juice in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until apples are very soft.
  • Using an immersion blender or potato masher, blend or mash the apples until desired consistency. Stir in lemon juice, cool, and store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 5 days.