Easy 3 Ingredient Applesauce is a delicious autumn treat. Did I say easy? Yes, I did! This applesauce recipe couldn’t be easier. Applesauce is a savory healthy snack or side anytime especially in the height of apple season. So hit your local farmers market or apple farm and grab some of these juicy beauties!
Seasonal apples with cinnamon and lemon give distinct flavors to this homemade snack. Using naturally sweet and tart apples eliminate the need to add sugar. Your whole family will love this healthy sweet treat!
I have long envied the taste of homemade applesauce but assumed I could never make it. I decided to bite the bullet (or apple) and give it a try. I researched the best apples and best seasons and printed countless recipes. In the end, I came up with my own.
Grab a couple of bags of your favorite apples, lemon, and cinnamon. Start by washing and peeling (which is my least favorite job) then slice or dice, depending on if you like your sauce chunky or smooth. Drag out the crockpot, add apples, lemon, cinnamon, and water. Done! Turn it on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours. Make sure there’s enough liquid so it doesn’t burn. Some apples have more juice than others so keep an eye on it.
Gotta love throwing ingredients in a crockpot, coming home hours later to a delicious treat and the recognizable smell of fall in the air. Chill or serve warm. It’s up to you.
Have fun in the kitchen and let me know how YOU made it your own.
Easy 3 Ingredient Applesauce is naturally sweet and delicious. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar, and has only 3 ingredients. This is a simple crockpot recipe.
- 1 (3 pounds) bag sweet apples
- 1 (3 pounds) bag tart apples
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 lemon juiced
Wash, peel, core, and slice apples into 1/2 slices. Add all ingredients to a crockpot, stir to combine.
Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Serve warm, or refrigerate if you prefer it cold.
The number of apples needed will vary depending on the size of the crockpot, adjust the recipe as needed.
I have tried a multitude of different types of apples and have never found a combination of apples that tastes bad. I usually go for what is in season. Experiment and enjoy!
Remember let me know how YOU made it your own!