Slow Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce


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Are you ready for fall? Start out fall right with this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce!

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If you are an applesauce lover, this slow cooker pumpkin applesauce is a must-try. On my blog I have both a recipe for slow cooker applesauce and slow cooker pumpkin butter. Why not mix the two I decided! The results are great! My favorite thing to do with this applesauce is put it on buttered toast, what would you put it on?

apples, can of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves in a slow cooker.

I add pumpkin spice flavors to this applesauce, even the vanilla. The size of the apple slices isn’t too important, as long as the lid is kept on they are going to soften up.

How to make Pumpkin Applesauce:

sliced apples in a slow cooker

To the apples, I add pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, and apple juice.

sliced apples, seasonings, and pumpkin puree in a slow cooker

Stir to combine.

apple slices and pumpkin puree

Below is what the applesauce looks like after cooking for 5 hours on high, this recipe would do fine on low for 8 hours if you need more time. When the cooking time is done, I use a whisk to break up the apples. I then add brown sugar to sweeten, add the sugar to taste.

fully cooked pumpkin applesauce in a slow cooker cooling.

I store the leftovers of this applesauce in the fridge. It doesn’t last long in our house. If you need to store extra, I suggest freezing it. This is not a canning recipe.

jar of pumpkin applesauce

Here are more Slow Cooker Applesauce and Butter recipes:

I hope this is the first pumpkin recipe you make this fall! Have a great weekend.

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cooked pumpkin applesauce in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Applesauce

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Pumpkin and apples slow cooked together to make a dreamy applesauce.


  • 8 medium sized Gala Apples, 4 pounds before peeling and coring
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or water
  • brown sugar to taste, add at the end, I used a half cup


  • Peel, core and slice the apples. Add the apples to the slow cooker.
  • Add the can of pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and apple juice.
  • Stir.
  • Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • When the cooking time is done stir with a whisk until the desired smoothness is desired. Add brown sugar to taste, I used a half cup of brown sugar.
  • Store leftovers in fridge or freezer. This is not a canning recipe.

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Sarah’s Notes

Nutritional values are approximate. Please youse your own calculations if you require a special diet. The values below are for 1/12 of the recipe.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 5581IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 25mg | 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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  1. Wendy says:

    Hi Sarah, this just came across my feed and I can’t wait to try it. It looks simple and delicious! I have to monitor my sugar intake . Could you use sugar-free brown sugar substitute in this recipe? Thanks!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, that will work great. Just use it sparingly, it can be very sweet compared to real sugar.

  2. Jamee Grimes says:

    Has anyone ever made this in an Instant Pot?

  3. Zhenya says:

    Could I use pumpkin pie spice?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, that works fine!

  4. Ruth Gosselin says:

    I plan to dip my potato latkes in this!!!! Since you never can find pumpkin flavored applesauce and will the pumpkin butter recipe go good on oatmeal?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, I think it will!

  5. Teresa says:

    So the apple juice is the only with points?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, and you will need to add a sweetener of your choice at the end. It will need something. Pumpkin is very plain tasting.

  6. Kat says:

    I am going to make eggs in my waffle iron and use this to top them instead of syrup.

  7. Sherry says:

    I am not sure why you couldn’t can this…add a little lemon juice…if you don’t think so then I guess freeze it. I won’t add sugar. I will use it to make granola. Have a great recipe for a granola that uses apple sauce. Yummy!

    1. A friend says:

      I read up on it yesterday And it won’t get warm enough in the middle because it’s thick and can cause Botulism.

      1. Jan says:

        A friend, What if was blended until smooth? And a smaller jar was used? Would that allow it to heat enough?

  8. Kristin says:

    5 stars
    Can this be used on pork chops

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I don’t see why not!

  9. lisa zietz says:

    how long will it last in the freezer and what can you eat it with other than toast

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I think it will last about a year in the freezer. It’s great on ice cream or on yogurt too. OH and biscuits.

  10. JD says:

    Hi, will any type of apples do?
    Did you use light or dark brown sugar?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Any type of apples will do. I’ve used both types of brown sugars and either works fine.