WIAW – Super Easy Apple Sauce!

WIAW – Super Easy Apple Sauce!

Hey there!

It’s Wednesday and I’m still joining Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday but today focusing on my LOVE for Apple Season.


If we had an apple orchard I would probably live happily for the rest of my life.  Well that or a vineyard 🙂

I pretty much eat an apple everyday and ones that are freshly picked from the tree are so much better than those purchased in the store.


Luckily we live in an area where there are apple orchards within driving distance  AND we make sure to visit at least once a year!

We recently took our annual trip up to Apple Hill to stock up on some forbidden fruit.


We came home with more than we could eat by ourselves meant I had to do something with all those delicious apples!

So I whipped up a super easy crockpot applesauce to have on hand.  When I say easy I mean, toss into the crockpot and walk away easy.  Not to mention, delicious!




  • 10 - 12 apples, cored and peeled (I used a semi tart variety but a golden delicious or fuji would work great too!)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon


  1. Chop peeled apples into chunks then toss into a crockpot.
  2. Stir in Cinnamon then toss in cinnamon sticks.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. If you want it chunky, just stir well with a wooden spoon until desired texture is reached.
  5. If you want it smooth, use an immersion blender to finely chop up the chunks or blend it in a blender until smooth.
  6. Enjoy!

See what I mean, simple!  This made about three jars of applesauce but… they were all gone within a few weeks!  I’m telling you, it’s amazing!


  • What’s your favorite fruit?  
  • Have you ever made applesauce?
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  1. I’m eating a peanut butter covered apple as typing this! I’m with you on the apple love. I have to get a crockpot! Love homemade applesauce and the aroma it creates when it’s slowly doing its thing. Better than a candle for sure! Thanks for sharing!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      You can make it on the stove top too just add in a little lemon juice or water and simmer on low for 30 minutes or until tender. Then mash with a potato masher or puree in a blender. And yes, better than a candle for sure!

  2. Oooh! I am so with you on the apple love! They are just about my favourite food and I think I eat at least 1 (or 3) a day haha. I’m pinning this though 🙂 I can’t wait to try it!!

  3. Yum! I’ve actually never baked with cinnamon sticks before. I imagine you take the sticks out @ on pt?

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Yes, just drop the sticks in then remove them when done. I guess I should have added that 🙂

  4. Looks good….hmmm apple or vineyard…it’s a toss up 😉

  5. Jennifer Wear says:

    I don’t know if I could pick a favorite fruit because I love fruit so much, but raspberries, apples and pears probably are near the top of the list. And avocados, OMG!

    I haven’t made applesauce, but this will be my year because yesterday a parent from my daughter’s class brought homemade pumpkin spice applesauce and I almost died it was so amazing! I’m getting that recipes and I’m making it, stat!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      LOVE all those fruits as well. I’d have to say raspberries would be a close second to apples. It depends on what’s in season though.
      I thought about making a pumpkin spice applesauce and might have to do so on the next round. It’s so easy!

  6. I eat an apple everyday too! Seriously, they are the best fruit there is 😉
    My all time favorite is the Fuji apple. Perfectly crispy, sweet, and a little tart!

  7. Yumm.. I have never made my own applesauce but I may just need to try out your recipe! I love cinnamon.

  8. This looks SO good! I’m totally doing this for Hunter (and me too, of course)! You can’t get much easier with the CrockPot. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Crockpot is the best especially with kids! The Love Nugget Love this mixed into plain yogurt 🙂

  9. mmmmmm I love homemade applesauce! Great Recipe!