Looking for a slow cooker recipe that is hearty and tastes delicious? Our pomegranate spiced applesauce recipe is tart, tasty, and filled with healthy ingredients. We love it alone or paired with pork. It makes a great addition to a holiday dinner or can be part of a usual weekday meal. If you love applesauce and you are looking for a way to make it even better, this recipe is a great option.
Applesauce is typically a very healthy food when it is made with fresh, whole ingredients. It is a great way to eat applesauce for a number of reasons. Kids love it and it is a great alternative to high sugar and highly processed pudding and Jello. It is also great for older people who might not be able to chew or digest whole apples like they used to. Applesauce can even be jazzed up with cinnamon and other spices to give it a unique taste. You can even mix other fruits into applesauce for a change of pace, which is the case with this pomegranate spiced version.
Want to pair this applesauce recipe with a few other healthy foods? Try this Mediterranean style applesauce recipe with our Asian Braised Pork Tenderloin or create a healthy dessert substitute by topping our pound cake with the applesauce.
Servings: 8 | Serving Size: 1/2 cup | Calories: 78 | Total Fat: 0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 4 mg | Total Carbohydrate: 19 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 15 g | Protein: 0 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |
- 4 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cored
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sucanat, coconut palm sugar or honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup 100% pomegranate juice, no sugar added
- Slice apples into quarters and add to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or until apples are chunk consistency. Recommend 4-5 quart slow cooker.
- Remove cloves and serve.
- This recipe is featured in our Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker cookbook.
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