Unsweetened Crock Pot Applesauce

Recipe by bikerchick
READY IN: 8hrs 5mins
YIELD: 6-8 cups




  • Put all ingredients in crock pot, using 1 c cranberry juice if you prefer a thicker sauce, 1 1/2 c if you like a thinner sauce.
  • Stir to coat.
  • Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 3 hours.
  • Check consistency of applesauce, adding more cranberry juice if too thick.
  • Mash apple chunks with potato masher to desired texture, leaving it as chunky as you like.
  • Taste for preferred tartness or sweetness, adding any sugar, honey or sugar substitute for your tastes.
  • Cook on low for 1 to 2 more hours.
  • Remove vanilla bean and star anise.
  • Vanilla bean can be rinsed and kept for a few more similar uses.
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • Can be easily frozen and can be used when substituting for oil in reducing fat in some recipes.