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.

collage of 2 images of child peeling an apple and apple sauce that they made below for Pinterest

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

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Slow Cooker Apple Sauce Recipe to Cook with Kids

An easy and simple slow cooker apple sauce ready that kids can cook too.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: Apple Recipes, Autumn Recipes, Fall Recipe, Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

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

Ingredients

  • 1.36 kg Cooking Apples Bramley or similar
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 118 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 42 g Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
Collage of making apple sauce in the slow cooker

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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