Slow Cooker Skinny Applesauce

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You'll never guess this recipe is skinny!

Easy applesauce recipe your kids will love.

Homemade applesauce is far superior to store-bought brands in terms of both nutrition and taste, and it’s super easy to make. This Skinny Ms. recipe doesn’t even require sugar, as the precise amount of apples make the level of sweetness just right. Serve it as a side dish with pork chops. If you want to save your applesauce, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also can it for a longer shelf life.

Applesauce pairs well with many meals. Try one of these entrees with it:

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork
Pomegranate Chicken Breasts
Skinny Ms. Fried Chicken
Skinny Breakfast Sausage

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Slow Cooker Skinny Applesauce

The whole family will love this nutritious and sweet homemade applesauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 0.75 cup
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 6 granny smith apples peeled and cored
  • 6 sweet apples peeled and cored - good choices are gala, honey crisp, pink lady, or red delicious
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  • Add all the above ingredients to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. Serve warm or chilled. We used a 5 quart slow cooker for this recipe but 4 or 6 quart will work.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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26 Comments

  1. Tried this and it was amazing, especially warm right out of the crock pot! Do you by any chance have a recipe for making natural, sugar free apple butter?

    1. Angelle, Yes, just be sure to leave some space at the top of the jar as it will expand when frozen.

  2. I made my own version and if you use golden delicious its naturally sweeter. I also cut my apple very chunky and add a little brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juicy. It tastes like apple pie when you take it out.

  3. I only have Granny Smith and McIntosh. Will I get good results if I use these or should i go to the store and get the ones suggested in the recipe?

  4. This is the only applesauce I ever use. It tastes much better than anything you can buy, and it's so simple to make. I usually add even more apples (fills crock pot to the top). I use a potato masher to get the consistency we like, which is a little chunky. And it keeps for a long time. Thanks for this recipe.

    1. Vanessa, I peeled them but it’s not necessary…they just blend in with the applesauce. I’ve actually done it both ways. 🙂

  5. 5 smart points per serving? There is no sugar in the recipe, how do you arrive at 5 pts., I calculated 0 points per serving.

    1. Debbie, I recalculated and still get 5 Smart Points. It’s the naturally occuring sugar that puts the points at 5.

  6. I thought that apple sauce was 0points since its fruit? I have not been counting the unsweetened apple sauce cups I have been eating.

    1. Hi Danielle. Unfortunately this recipe is not 0 points. In this recipe apples are not a zero point ingredient. In recipes like applesauce and smoothies you typically eat more than what you would when just eating a raw apple.

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