I can tell fall is here by the way I want to wear a jacket when I go for my daily walk, and big piles of apples in the supermarket are another sure sign. I love the apples you find at this time of year when they're extra flavorful, and if you have an abundance of apples (or find a good buy at the farmers market or store), slow cooker applesauce is a great way to spread the apple love out a little longer. (Click on the links to applesauce recipe names to find the recipe on the original blog.)
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.
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.
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:
Apple Butter from Andrea Meyers
Fruity Pulled Chicken from Coconut and Lime
Peach Crisp from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Pineapple Chicken from Recipe Girl