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homemade honeycrisp applesauce in glass bowl with purple flower next to it

Honeycrisp Homemade Applesauce: Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

Melissa Altman-Traub
Super easy homemade applesauce with juicy Honeycrisp apples and cinnamon made in the slow cooker, without added sugar.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 135 kcal


  • Slow cooker
  • paring knife
  • Vegetable peeler


  • 6 Honeycrisp apples peeled and chopped
  • cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Combine the apples, water, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a slow cooker and mix together. Cover with the lid.
  • Cook on high for about 3½ to 4½ hours or until soft.
  • Mash the cooked apples with a potato masher, mix with a whisk, or mask with the back of a large wooden spoon until they are as smooth as you like.


Watch in case of burning: slow cookers may run at different temperatures.
You could also add powdered ginger to the applesauce.
This recipe makes about 2.5 cups of applesauce, or 5 - half-cup servings.
Alternate Cooking Method: Instant Pot. Cook for 8 minutes at high pressure. Turn off the Keep it Warm button. Allow for natural pressure release. Mash apples with a potato masher. Tested with full recipe and half recipe: not recommended to make less than half of the recipe.
The nutrition estimate is from VeryWell Fit
Keyword Apples, Easy, No Added Sugar, Slow Cooker