Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 8 hrs

This is so great and it makes your house smell great. It is a very forgiving recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel, Core and quarter apples.
  2. Place in crockpot add juice- Cook on High 4-5 hours or low overnight.
  3. Add vanilla extract cook on low 2-3 hours.
  4. Thats it!
  5. Serve hot w/ vanilla ice cream for a treat or cold as a side dish. I mix it with unflavored yogurt or oatmeal.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I love the complexity the orange juice and vanilla add to the flavor. I like my applesauce sweet, so I added about 3/4 c. brown sugar plus about 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. I also made this on the stovetop, so it was done in around an hour. The second time, I used a large pot and tripled the recipe to have some for canning. I used a mixture of different apples: Jonathan, MacIntosh, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith, and it turned out great!

ItalianMama October 29, 2010

I had some apples that were getting a bit mealy and I thought they might still work as applesauce....I added some cinnamon and brown sugar and this WAS the best applesauce ever!

Pickles McGee January 30, 2010

I love this recipe. I make several batches after we go to the apple orchard in the fall. We use a lot of applesauce as an egg replacer in baking; this is applesauce particularly excellent in muffins. I always use it for Recipe #334886, and it makes them perfect! Thank you so much for this recipe!

Serah B. November 13, 2008

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