Slow Cooker Easy Chunky Applesauce Recipe

2020-07-17
  • Yield: 10
  • Servings: 10
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 8:00 h
  • Ready In: 8:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    159
  • Carbohydrates

    41 g
  • Cholesterol

    0 mg
  • Fat

    0 g
  • Fiber

    2 g
  • Protein

    1 g
  • Saturated Fat

    0 g
  • Serving Size

    1
  • Sodium

    29 mg
  • Sugar

    16 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0 g
  • Potassium

    86 mg
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Slow cooker recipe for easy chunky applesauce. Perfect for fall, winter, and holiday seasons. Delicious served right out of the slow cooker with a scoop of ice cream or as an addition to your favorite recipes.

Use it with homemade vanilla ice cream. You can also cook applesauce in an oven:

How to Cut and Prepare Apples in the Slow Cooker

Apples make a great side dish, but they can be difficult to cut and peel by hand. This article will show you how to cut and prepare apples in the slow cooker.

-Cut the apples into quarters, then core them with an apple corer or a knife.

-Peel the apples by slicing off the skin with a vegetable peeler or paring knife.

-Place the peeled and quartered apples in a slow cooker with 1/2 cup of water, 1/4 cup of apple juice, lemon peel 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Cook on low for about 6 hours or until tender.

Oven Baked Easy Chunky Applesauce Recipe:

Makes 4 cups (1L)

Ingredients: 4 pounds (2 kg) apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks, 3 tablespoons (45 ml) unsalted butter, cut into cubes, 1/4 cup (60 ml) plus 2 tablespoons (30 ml) light brown sugar, dash grated cinnamon, for serving

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400º F (200º C).  Place chunked apples in a 9×13-inch (22.5×32.5 cm) baking dish. Scatter with brown sugar and cubed butter evenly over the top of the apples. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, tossing once until the apples are very tender.

Turn off the oven and remove the baked apples. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Using a potato masher, mash apples. Taste, if the applesauce is too tart, add a little more brown sugar. Sprinkle with grated cinnamon.

So, here is the main recipe: Slow Cooker Easy Chunky Applesauce Recipe

Slow Cooker Easy Chunky Applesauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1.44 kg) tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 cup (250 ml) snipped dried apples
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 1/4 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, brocken into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces

Method

Step 1

In a 3½-quart (3½ L) slow cooker, combine sliced apples, dried apples, sugar, water, apple juice, and cinnamon sticks. Mix well.

Step 2

Cover the slow cooker and cook on a low-heat setting for 6-8 hours.

Step 3

Turn off the slow cooker and open the lid. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick.

Step 4

Remove cooked apples from the slow cooker and transfer them to a large bowl. Using a potato masher, coarsely mash the apples. Cool slightly.

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