Did you overbuy (or overpick) the apples and need a delicious and healthy way to use them up? Crockpot Applesauce is here to be your fall apple darling. This recipe is easy, naturally sweetened with honey (no sugar!), and it cooks completely hands-free.
Every year, my girlfriends and I go apple picking, an excursion which necessitates the purchase of what seems like a reasonable amount of apples in the moment…but turns out to be enough apples to run a small fruit stand.
I’m never upset about my haul, and I love plotting what to do with the apples that I don’t devour immediately.
Two years ago, this Slow Cooker Apple Butter and homemade baked Apple Chips were favorites. I also never tire of my go-to Vegan Apple Crisp (the best healthy apple crisp ever, even if you aren’t vegan), which I also eat for breakfast if I want something instead of an Apple Smoothie, and there aren’t any Apple Carrot Muffins tucked away in the freezer.
What I am saying is: go ahead and overbuy the apples. I have lots of healthy apple recipes to help you use them up, including today’s crockpot applesauce!
This slow cooker applesauce recipe is ridiculously easy to make (you don’t even need to peel the apples!) By the time it’s done simmering for hours, your house will smell the epitome of warm and cozy. Don’t be surprised when your entire family starts flocking into the kitchen, wondering what on earth smells so good.
Homemade applesauce outshines anything you’ve ever eaten out of a store bought jar or cup. Whereas store bought applesauce is fairly thin and bland, this crockpot applesauce is pure apple intensity in the most scrumptious of ways. Honestly, I might not ever go back to the cup after seeing just how easy and rewarding crockpot applesauce is to make.
In addition to enjoying this crockpot applesauce as a healthy snack, you can use it in many baking recipes that call for applesauce. These Applesauce Muffins are going to be the first thing I make with it. Serve it as a side with chicken or pork, or mix it into yogurt with a sprinkle of granola for a healthy breakfast. (more…)