Slow Cooker Recipe | Sweet & Tangy Chunky Applesauce

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There’s a lot of things in my life that I’ve taken for granted at some point but one I wish I hadn’t was the joy of being able to eat crunchy foods. Since my dental surgery I’ve been on a very strict soft food diet which equates to yogurt, mashed potatoes and soup. While they’re all foods that I love, sometimes I miss the crunch of a juicy apple. Rather than wallow in self-pity I took my love of apples and made them into something I could eat and enjoy – homemade applesauce.

Unlike the store bought stuff that tends to have the consistency of baby food, homemade slow cooker applesauce is a bit more chunky, a lot more flavorful and simply delightful.

I suppose you could make this using any good baking apple that you enjoy but right now I’m addicted to two different varieties that just happen to make ridiculously good applesauce. Jazz and Pink Lady apples both have a bit of sweetness, a bit of tartness and a heaping amount of juiciness to come together for the perfect sauce.

pink lady and jazz apples

Together in the slow cooker with a few simple ingredients you can have a homemade applesauce any time you want in about 8 hours.

slow cooker applesauce

Eight of these apples produced two large mason jars of sauce that I can enjoy all week long.

slow cooker applesauce jars


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  1. says

    Definitely my kind of applesauce as it’s made with the best apples ever! I love that you can make it in a slow cooker too! :)

    • says

      These two really are the perfect combo together. I was gonna throw some granny smith in but I didn’t want to sweeten it too much.

    • says

      Oh you could do any variety you like, at least a variety that cooks well. I’d definitely try using the Jazz because they are super juicy.

  2. says

    Your applesauce recipe has my mouth watering! I love making my own as well because I often find that the store bought varieties are a bit too sweet for my liking. Looking forward to trying this out in the slow cooker!

  3. says

    I love Apple Sauce and my Slow Cooker. This will be a good healthy snack I want have to feel to guilty about eating. Yummy!!!