Slow Cooker Skinny Applesauce

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Homemade applesauce is far superior to store-bought brands in terms of both nutrition and taste, and it’s super easy to make. This SkinnyMs. 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
SkinnyMs. Fried Chicken
Skinny Breakfast Sausage

You might also like some of these other Slow Cooker Recipes by SkinnyMs.

Slow Cooker Skinny Applesauce

The whole family will love this nutritious and sweet homemade applesauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Gale Compton


  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5

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26 Comments on "Slow Cooker Skinny Applesauce"

  1. jenell  August 19, 2012

    What is the serving size portion?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 20, 2012

      Jenell, We counted the nutritional data for 3/4 cup.

  2. Diane  August 24, 2012

    How long will this last?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 24, 2012

      Diane, Like with most cakes…best if eaten in 3-4 days.

  3. jlsavage  August 24, 2012

    This is super yummy.Tastes like pie filling!

  4. Angie  October 1, 2012


  5. Cheryl Ambruch  February 11, 2013

    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?

  6. Skinny Slow Cooker  February 12, 2013

    Cheryl, Follow the recipe and simply leave out any added sweetener. It’s delish w/o the sugar. 🙂

  7. Angelle  March 26, 2013

    Can you freeze the applesauce?

    • Skinny Ms.  March 27, 2013

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

  8. JeannieC  July 8, 2013

    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.

  9. Roxanne  July 9, 2013

    Did you chop the apples? If not, how did you get it "applesauce consistency"?

  10. Fanny  September 25, 2013

    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?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 26, 2013

      Fanny, No…use what you have. You’ll love the applesauce. 🙂

  11. Sheri  October 6, 2013

    Takes 10 minutes on top of the stove.

  12. Job  January 5, 2014

    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.

  13. Vanessa Bowman  October 24, 2016

    Do you peel the apples first? Will it turn brown?

    • Gale Compton  October 25, 2016

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

  14. Debbie  March 17, 2017

    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.

    • Gale Compton  March 18, 2017

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

  15. keysha  May 4, 2017

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

    • Gale Compton  May 4, 2017

      Keysha, You’re right! The recipe has been updated. 🙂

  16. Danielle  May 31, 2018

    So how many ww freestyle points? If I calculate it with apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s 0.

    • Nichole Furlong  June 1, 2018

      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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