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 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

Just made this recipe with fresh crabapples and it turned out beautifully. I weighed the 4 lbs of apples using my husband's Weight Watcher scale which has a cup on it. It translated to exactly 6 finished cups. I used maple sugar and had to double it as the crabs are quite sour. I also used 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice mix instead of plain cinnamon. On my second batch I discovered that cutting the crabs in half and coring them with a grapefruit spoon is way easier than quartering, coring and slicing. The crabs are small enough not to need slicing. It cut my prep time to less than 1/2 of the first batch.

anitasoldan September 28, 2015

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