Slow Cooker Cinnamon Raspberry Applesauce


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Slow Cooker Cinnamon Raspberry Applesauce is a cinch to make and makes enough applesauce for days!

jar of raspberries, bowl of apples, lemon, cinnamon and apple juice on a table.

For years I only made plain applesauce in my slow cooker then I found out that pretty much any fruit can be added to the slow cooker with the apples to make an even better sauce.

My family enjoys this Slow Cooker Cinnamon Raspberry Applesauce for days. My favorite way to eat it is over buttered toast and Lola’s favorite way is just with a spoon.

close up of sliced apples in a slow cooker with raspberries on top.

This time I added fresh lemon juice to the slow cooker for a touch of added tanginess and freshness. For the last few years I’ve added apple juice or cider to my applesauce (instead of water), this helps sweeten the sauce.

How to make Slow Cooker Raspberry Applesauce:

  • Peel, core, and dice about 8 large apples and add to the slow cooker. Add 2.5 cups of raspberries to the pot.
  • Sprinkle over a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon over the apples and raspberries. Pour over a 1/2 cup of apple juice, and squeeze over a half of a lemon. 
sliced apples, cinnamon and raspberries in a slow cooker.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 5 hours on high, or 8 hours on low.
  • Remove lid and stir the apples and raspberries until an applesauce forms.
  • Taste the applesauce and decide if you would like to add sugar. Add a tablespoon at a time until desired sweetness is reached. 
cooked apples and raspberries in a slow cooker

How to serve Raspberry Applesauce:

  • Serve warm over ice-cream.
  • Chill and stir in oatmeal or serve on buttered toast.
  • Eat alone as a snack!
raspberry apple sauce done cooking in a slow cooker.

How to store:

  • Chill in small containers and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze any applesauce you won’t eat right away in Tupperware or glass jars (leave about an inch at the top to allow for expansion). Freeze for up to 3 months. 
  • To thaw; place the raspberry applesauce in the fridge for 24 hours prior to needing it.
  • This recipe is not meant for water bath canning, doing so requires an exact science for safety reasons.
3 jars of raspberry apple sauce.

Can I use another fruit besides raspberries?

Yes! Other fruits can be used in place of the raspberries and you don’t even have to use an exact amount! This recipe is magic with whatever you have on hand. Try one of these instead of raspberries:

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sliced apples, cinnamon and raspberries in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Raspberry Applesauce

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Apples, raspberries and a touch of cinnamon make an unique applesauce.

Ingredients 
 

  • 8 large apples, (about 3 lbs. I used Fuji)
  • 2.5 cups raspberries, (about 1 12-ounce package)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple juice or apple cider
  • ½ lemon
  • sugar to taste if desired

Instructions 

  • Peel, core and slice apples into eighths, add to the slow cooker.
  • Add the raspberries, cinnamon, apple juice and squeeze the lemon juice over.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Using a whisk, stir the sauce until a sauce forms.
  • Taste the applesauce and decide if it needs sweetened. Add sugar, a tablespoon at a time until desired sweetness is reached.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet. The values below are for 1/10 of the recipe and do not include the sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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6 Comments

  1. LMC says:

    Can I use frozen raspberries?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, frozen raspberries work well.

  2. Linda says:

    How long will this keep in the refrigerator and can it be frozen

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I usually on keep my applesauce in the fridge for 5 days. In the freezer for about 3 months. It freezes well.

  3. vjb says:

    can i substitute apples for canned applesauce? i have a bunch of canned applesauce i need to do something with. would i still need to add the apple juice or cider if i used canned applesauce?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I would not add the apple juice. I think that will work great.