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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade applesauce using a slow cooker. Easily customize to your taste preference.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Slow cooker


  • 12 C apples
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 tbsp boiled cider optional
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar


  • Peel, core and chop apples. Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Toss gently and cover. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency.
  • If canning, sterilize jars, lids and rings. Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot, large enough to cover jars with 1-2" of water.
  • Fill jars leaving 1" of space at the top of your jars. Remove any air bubbles. Wipe jars clean before adding lids and rings.
  • Process jars in a boiling water bath, with 1-2" of water above jars. Cook according to your elevation (I cooked mine for 20 minutes). Carefully remove jars, allowing them to cool on a towel for 24 hours.
  • Listen for 'pops' that is your lid sealing. Any jars that do not seal should be chilled and used within several days. Label and store sealed jars in a cool, dark location.


*Canning resources: Simple Bites and Food In Jars
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel