Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

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This store-bought staple is a totally unnecessary purchase. After all, it is so easy to make at home, and is guaranteed to be a lot healthier that way than anything you’ll find on the shelf. Plus, this slow cooker recipe is great for making in bulk and storing for a fresh, delicious side you can enjoy warm or cold.

—  Shelby Kinnaird 

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7
Servings
2
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 7 large apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Directions

Toss apples, lemon juice and water in slow cooker. Bury cinnamon stick in the middle of the apples. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or on LOW for 6 hours until apples are falling apart.

Remove cinnamon stick. If you want your applesauce chunky, leave as is or use a potato masher right in the slow cooker to break up the bigger pieces. If you want a smoother applesauce, purée cooked apples in a food processor or with an immersion blender.

Serve applesauce warm or place it in a jar with a screw-top lid and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Facts

Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
2mg
0%
Water
6g
0%

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.