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Delicious Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

We just love this time of year. The hedgerows are ripe with blackberries and our neighbours tree full of cooking apple. So this year we decided to make our own apple sauce with the kids. This apple recipe for kids using the crockpot is so simple and tastes delicious. So here you go our slow cooker apple sauce to cook with kids.

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

We love apple recipes, from our favourite apple and cinnamon loaf cake to traditional apple crumble. It’s the start of our autumn cooking and comfort food.

homemade apple sauce in a white dish with an apple and red tea towel with wooden spoon

This recipe for apple sauce is so simple to make. The addition of cinnamon really warms you from the inside.

It does take a while to cook – 4hrs. But that’s 4 hours that you don’t have to do anything with it.

Tips for peeling apples and chopping with kids

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I remember when I first posted our apple and cinnamon load cake recipe back when my youngest was 3 and she was pictured peeling and chopping the cooking apples I did get some comments.

But, like scissor skills chopping with a knife and using a peeler are important and skills that we should teach them safely and early on.

child peeling apples over a wooden chopping board

We spent time looking for a suitable knife to use and although initally bought a pampered chef knife we then switched to a set similar to this one on Amazon. It contains an excellent peeler as well.

So what are our top tips?

  • Always supervise whilst using a knife and peeler
  • Teach your child to peel away from their non-dominant hand holding the vegetable e.g. if they are right-handed hold the apple in their left hand and peel away from the knuckle
  • To flatten the fruit or vegetable to make it easier to cut e.g. half the apple
  • And support them by cutting the last few bits where the slices are very small
slow cooker apple sauce in a white serving dish with a red check cloth on a white table

Check out even more Apple Activities for Learning with Preschoolers here!

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Slow Cooker Apple Sauce Recipe to Cook with Kids

Cerys Parker
An easy and simple slow cooker apple sauce ready that kids can cook too.
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Recipe Video

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 cups
Calories 219 kcal


  • Slow Cooker
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Sharp Knife
  • Potato Masher


  • 1.36 kg Cooking Apples Bramley or similar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 118 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 42 g Brown Sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Peel and dice the apples and place them in the bowl of the slow cooker.
    chopped apples on a wooden board
  • Add the lemon juice and toss to coat. Then the water, cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt and stir to combine. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for four hours.
    adding brown sugar to the crock pot to make apple sauce
  • When the apples are cooked through, use a masher to mash the apples until the desired consistency is reached.
    potato masher to get the right consistency in the apple sauce cooked in the slow cooker


Calories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 153mgPotassium: 378mgFiber: 8gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 184IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Apple Recipes, Autumn Recipes, Fall Recipe, Slow Cooker
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Collage of making apple sauce in the slow cooker

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