Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

The liqueur gives this sauce a fruity flavor as well as its luscious pink color. Try it as a non-fat option for a cake topping as well as a side dish, or even breakfast or dessert! From Ellen Brown.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel, core and slice apples. (Since the peel is the healthiest part I said to myself you're the boss, applesauce, and went ahead and left on the peel but for texture/presentation like store-bought applesauce you may want to peel your apples.).
  2. Place apples in your crockpot and pour the Crème de cassis over them.
  3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours, or until apples are very tender. Your home will smell WONDERFUL during this time.
  4. For a chunkier sauce (my recommendation), mash apples with a potato masher. You can do this right in the hot crockpot. For a smooth sauce like store-bought versions, puree mixture in a food processor or blender.
  5. Chill, tightly covered, until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

This recipe is awesome. It is very forgiving. I accidently added a lot more creme cassis than called for, resulting in a very dark purple applesauce. It was very tasty and smelled great while simmering. Thanks for sharing. It was quick and easy to make. Made for Think Pink 2015.

Baby Kato October 19, 2015

I enjoy making applesauce right here in my own kitchen, & was happy to make this recipe, as well! Simple to put together, & although I did peel the apples, I also diced the peelings pretty small, then added them to the larger apple chunks! The applesauce we had was very, very tasty & a nice change from what I often make! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the current Think PINK event]

Sydney Mike October 20, 2009