Mertzie's Crockpot Sweet Applesauce -- No sugar

Michelle Koletar/Mertz


My son loves homemade applesauce & I make it almost every week. I usually make it on top of the stove, but today I decided to do something different, and it ended up being my favorite. The Delicious apples are sweet enough that you do not need any added sugar in this recipe!


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10 Min
3 Hr


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6 large
red delicious apples (i only had 5 because my husky decided to eat one of the apples!)
1/4 c
cinnamon stick
1-2 slice
lemon zest
1 slice
orange peel
salt (optional)

How to Make Mertzie's Crockpot Sweet Applesauce -- No sugar


  • 1I HATE peeling apples. Usually, I peel them first, but today I didn't, and we really loved the flavor of them cooked. (Almost like a black cherry). Cut the apples in cubes, either peeled or not. Discard the core & excess.
  • 2Place in crockpot w/ water & other ingredients. Cook on high about 3 hours. I open the crock every so often & mash the apples w/ a potato masher.
  • 3When the apples are all softened & easily mashable, drain any excess liquid you may not want. Remove the orange peel & cinnamon stick. Mash them & discard any large chunks of peel, if you kept the peel on or process it in a blender/food processor. We like our applesauce on the chunkier side, so I just use my potato masher to get them to consistency.
  • 4Enjoy!

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