October 11, 2012

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Strawberry Applesauce recipe

It’s Crock-toberAs part of this month-long series I’ll be featuring slow cooker and crockpot recipes that are easy and inexpensive! 

This slow cooker Strawberry Applesauce recipe has been a huge hit with my kids and I love it because it’s so darn easy. I searched all over online for a slow cooker strawberry applesauce recipe that I liked and I couldn’t find one – so I made this one up using ingredients I had on hand at the time.

After I let it cool overnight in the fridge I put it into one-cup size, sealed containers to make it an easy snack.

INGREDIENTS

Apples – about three (3) pounds. I used a combination of Gala and Granny Smith apples.

Strawberries – about one (1) pound, I used frozen and I didn’t measure it out exactly
I probably could have used less. If you want just a hint of strawberry flavor, use 1/2 pound

Orange juice, 1/3 cup

Brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons

Juice from one large lemon, which came to about 1/4 cup for me

One whole cinnamon stick

Vanilla, 1 teaspoon

 

HOW TO PREPARE

  1. Peel apples. I didn’t do this the first time and I really wish I had
  2. Cut apples into slices. The size doesn’t really matter – it will all be mush in a matter of hours
  3. Throw apples into slow cooker
  4. Add all the other ingredients to the slow cooker
  5. Cook on low for about 8-10 hours

It will look like this at the beginning

Looks something like this after!

It made about 1.75 quarts of apple sauce for me. I put it in fridge overnight to cool and then separated it into smaller containers for snack time.

Do you make your own apple sauce? What’s your favorite recipe?

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  1. What a great use for your 1 cup prep bowls! With your permission, I’d love to make this recipe at my next Pampered Chef® Party! 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to try this, Heather! This looks so good – and easy! Just how I like things! I think my girls would be all over this!

  3. This sounds yummers! I’ve got some strawberries in the freezer that aren’t getting any younger that would be great in this recipe. Thanks.

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