Sugar-Free Unspiced Applesauce

Apples are so versatile in the slow cooker. Use whatever type of apples you prefer for this recipe. When you make your own applesauce you can control the amount of sugar (if any) that you would like to add. Serve as a side dish to pork, chicken, or beef or just as a snack paired with a handful of your favorite nuts or seeds.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 8 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 5 lbs. apples
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice


  • Peel, core, and roughly dice apples. You should have about 10 cups of uncooked, diced apples.
  • Place apples and lemon juice in a greased 2.5-quart or 4-quart slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 7–8 hours.
  • Apples will be done when they are easily mashed with a fork. Mash cooked apples in the slow cooker until they are a chunky consistency. Cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate in an airtight container.