Big piles of apples in the supermarket are a sure sign of fall, even if the weather is still pretty warm. And even though apples are pretty delicious all year, I especially love the apples this time of year when they're extra flavorful.
If you have an abundance of apples or find a good buy at the farmers market, slow cooker applesauce is a great way to spread the apple love out a little longer. So here's my updated collection of Top Ten Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipes to help you make the most of your apple abundance!
(All these beautiful photos are copyrighted to the blog that published the recipe. Click on the applesauce recipe links to find each recipe on the original blog.)
This gorgeous bowl of applesauce is Crockpot Pear and Ginger Applesauce from Cookin' Canuck. A pear tree in the backyard inspired Dara to come up with this applesauce variation, and I love the idea of adding ginger.
Slow Cooker Chai-Spiced Pear Applesauce from Oh My Veggies has a delicious blend of spices!
CrockPot Applesauce from My Baking Addiction uses apple pie spice and brown sugar to bump up the flavor.
Probably one of the most famous slow cooker applesauce recipes on the web is this Family Crockpot Applesauce, also from Cookin' Canuck. After Dara posted it, several of her blogging friends made different variations of the recipe, so you know it's a keeper.
There are only four ingredients in this Slow Cooker Applesauce from Just a Taste, and the sugar is optional!
This Slow Cooker Chunky Applesauce from The Perfect Pantry started as a mistake when Lydia was making Slow Cooker Baked Apples and cooked them too long. She liked the applesauce so well she included it with the recipe for baked apples, so take your choice!
Alyssa from Everyday Maven calls her version Crockpot Apple + Pear Compote and sweetens it with brown rice syrup (or substitute honey or agave) instead of sugar.
At The Yummy Life, Monica has an information-filled post with Fruit and Spice Applesauce Blends, including canning instructions and slow cooker or stove-top options.
Mel from Mel's Kitchen Cafe says her No-Sugar-Added Slow Cooker Applesauce is "the best applesauce ever."
And finally, another healthy version of applesauce that uses honey instead of refined sugar is this Crock Pot Apple Sauce from Against All Grain. This makes a big batch and Danielle says she usually freezes half of it.
More Ideas with Fruit in the Slow Cooker:
Check out the Recipes-by-Photo Index Page for Fruit to see all the slow cooker recipes using fruit that have been featured on this site.