This slow cooker unsweetened applesauce is vegan and made with just a few ingredients. It is a great way to use apples that are in abundance throughout the fall. So get your slow cooker out and make this delicious applesauce to eat as a snack or to use in your cooking and baking for the upcoming holiday season.
3poundsof apples- peeledcored and cut into small cubes – 6-8 apples depending on their size
juice of a ½ lemon
pinchof ground nutmegfreshly squeezed
Layer sliced apples in the bowl of a slow cooker.
Pour in the water and lemon juice.
Add in the cinnamon sticks, salt, and ground nutmeg. Give it a gentlestir.
Cook in high heat setting up to 3-4 hours. Depending on your slow cooker the timing may change. However, I recommend keeping a close eye after the 3-hour mark. I also recommend giving it a stir a few times during the cooking process.
Transfer the apples into a high power blender and puree until smooth. Alternatively, you can use a hand mixer, but it might take longer for it to be completely pureed.
Store in glass Mason jars. They will keep fresh up to 5 days in the fridge. If you prefer to freeze your applesauce, store in airtight plastic containers and freeze up to 3 months.