Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is our family's favorite applesauce. I found the recipe over 20 years ago when I was looking for something to make in the crock pot that I received as a wedding gift.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix apples (about 12 cups) with cinnamon and sugar and put into crock pot.
  2. Pour water and lemon juice over apples. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours.


Most Helpful

I was looking for a new recipe for making applesauce that involves using a crockpot. The way I normally make it is in a regular pot, but I wanted to double the recipe and I wanted to use a new recipe. This one is actually a lot better than the way I made it before. It's nice and thick, which kind of surprised me because I thought there's no way it's going to be thick with all this water in there, but it was really thick LOL. This used 5 pint jars. Actually, 1 jar was not completely full, but I was going to put one in the refrigerator for us to use anyway.

Michel M. June 08, 2016

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. I love this recipe and have made it a couple of times since discovering it! You can use any apples, so get whatever's on sale. I subbed Stevia for the sugar, but be careful if the apples are sweet already. You won't need as much sweetener. This applesauce also freezes well in portions and is a great topping to pancakes!

MonsterMaha June 05, 2009

We made this for Thanksgiving breakfast with Macintosh apples and added double the cinnamon. Super easy with an apple peeler/corer/slicer. We'll be making again soon!

DeniseBC February 12, 2008

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