Health and Wellness

Recipe: Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

The only thing better than the taste of homemade apple sauce is the smell of slowly cooking apples. Treat your friends, family, or co-workers to a batch of slow cooker apple sauce soon.

1. Peel and wash a large number of apples. Our latest batch was a bag of cortland apples from a neighbors yard.

2. Core the apples. I use this [amazon-product text=”Apple Corer and Divider” type=”text”]B00004OCKT[/amazon-product] (Amazon affiliate link). I know it leaves a lot of flesh on the core but it saves a ton of time.

3. Cut the apple slices into chunks. Cut into as small of pieces as you have time and patience.

4. Cram as many apples into the slow cooker as you can. You can overfill as cooking apples will replace the air pockets with sauce.

Apples in the slow cooker. Cram a lot in.

5. Set the slow cooker to Low.

6. Occasionally stir the apples.

7. When the apples become mushy and turn to sauce as you stir you are done.

8. Serve homemade apple sauce warm, refrigerate for near term use, or freeze for long term enjoyment.

Optional: I rarely add water or sugar to the slow cooker, but you can. I say enjoy the apple’s natural sweetness. Sometimes I will add a big dash of cinnamon or a handful of cinnamon red hots.

Yes, this is as good as it looks!


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.